Clyde Family History

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Clyde Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived on the banks of the Clyde river (Gaelic Cluaidh, probably of pre-Celtic origin), which flows through Glasgow. This became established at a comparatively early date as a given name among American Blacks.

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


Similar surnames: Clyne, Lyde, Lyle, Clare, Plude, Lye, Hyde, Cade, Clee, Close

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Clyde Family Origin

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Clyde Family Occupations

What did your Clyde ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Clyde occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Clyde's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Clyde family was Carpenter. Farmer, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clyde.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clyde ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clyde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Clyde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clyde 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Clyde. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Clyde. For the veterans among your Clyde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clyde Life Expectancy

What is the average Clyde lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Clyde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clyde in 1945 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clyde

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clyde 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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