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Cliffe Family History

Cliffe Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cliff.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Clifft, Cliff, Clift, Cuffe, Cluff, Liff, Califf, Clinger, Life

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Where is the Cliffe family from?

You can see how Cliffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cliffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cliffe families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 56 Cliffe families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Cliffe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cliffe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cliffe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cliffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cliffe. 50% of Cliffe men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Cliffe women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cliffe were Engineer and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Manager
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Inc
  • Housework
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What Cliffe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Cliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cliffe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cliffe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cliffe. For the veterans among your Cliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cliffe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Cliffe in 1957 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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