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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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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Clyde Historical Records

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Clyde Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clyde

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