Clift Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a crevice in rock, from Middle English clift ‘cleft’. probably a variant of Cliff.

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


Similar surnames: Cliff, Luft, Clint, Clifft, Croft, Flint, Vliet, Aliff, Crist, Califf

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Clift Family Origin

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Clift Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%

In 1881, the most common Clift occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 33% of Clift's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clift. A less common occupation for the Clift family was Merchant.

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Clift Historical Records

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Clift Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Clift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clift in 1948 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clift

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