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Liff Family History

Liff Name Meaning

English: variant of Leaf. Jewish: variant of Lief.

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


Similar surnames: Lief, Life, Riff, Aliff, Luff, Oliff, Ziff, Ruff, Lion, Roff

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Where is the Liff family from?

You can see how Liff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Liff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Liff family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Liff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Liff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Liff. 29% of Liff men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Liff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liff were Agent and Nurse.

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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

  • Salesman
    29%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Agent
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Liff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liff 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Liff. 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 630 military records available for the last name Liff. For the veterans among your Liff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Liff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Liff in 1963 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

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