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Elliff Family History

Elliff Name Meaning

from the Middle English female personal name Ayleve, Aylgive, Old English Æ{dh}elgifu, composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + gifu ‘gift’, which was borne by a daughter of King Alfred the Great, who became abbess of Shaftesbury. from the Old Norse byname Eilífr, which is composed of the elements ei ‘always’ + lífr ‘life’.

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


Similar surnames: Aliff, Iliff, Oliff, Egloff, Ellick, Cliff, Ellen, Reiff, Califf

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Where is the Elliff family from?

You can see how Elliff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elliff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Elliff families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 3 Elliff families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Elliff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Elliff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elliff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elliff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elliff. 34% of Elliff men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Elliff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elliff were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    39%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Elliff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elliff 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 364 immigration records available for the last name Elliff. 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 531 military records available for the last name Elliff. For the veterans among your Elliff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elliff lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Elliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Elliff in 1958 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

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