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Olliff Family History

Olliff Name Meaning

English (southeastern): from the Old Norse personal name Óleifr or Óláfr the latter being the name of a Norwegian king and saint (ancient northern Germanic Anu-laiβaR from elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir descendant’). English: alternatively possibly a variant of Olive .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jolliff, Oliff, Ollie, Elliff, Jollie, Jolliffe, Aliff, Califf, Cluff

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Where is the Olliff family from?

You can see how Olliff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olliff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Olliff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Olliff families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Olliff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Olliff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olliff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olliff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Olliff. 25% of Olliff men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Olliff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olliff were Merchant and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Laundress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Olliff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olliff 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Olliff. 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 740 military records available for the last name Olliff. For the veterans among your Olliff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olliff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Olliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Olliff in 1960 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

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