Fife Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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


Similar surnames: Fitz, Rise, Lile, Fyfe, Fuse, Figg, Pipe, Xie, Tite, Wire

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Fife Family Origin

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Fife Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Couturiere

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Student

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fife family was Student. The most common Fife occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Fife's were Farmers. Farmer, Couturiere and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fife.

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Fife Historical Records

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Fife Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Fife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fife in 1944 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fife

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