Clifton Family History

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Clifton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named Clifton, from Old English clif ‘slope’ (see Cliff) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Clinton, Lifton, Litton, Clayton, Lefton, Linton, Crofton, Liston

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Clifton Family Origin

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Clifton Family Occupations

What did your Clifton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clifton. 23% of Clifton men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Clifton women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clifton were Boilermaker and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Boilermaker

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Bookkeeper

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

Clifton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 205,000 census records available for the last name Clifton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clifton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Clifton. 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 Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Clifton. For the veterans among your Clifton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clifton Life Expectancy

What is the average Clifton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Clifton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clifton in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clifton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clifton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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