Cleve Family History

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Cleve Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire, named Cleeve or Cleve ‘(place) at the cliff’, from the dative case clife of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘cliff’. Compare Cliff. Americanized spelling of Kleve.

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


Similar surnames: Clive, Kleve, Clee, Cleven, Clare, Lever, Cove, Cave, Love, Clyne

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Cleve Family Origin

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Cleve Family Occupations

What did your Cleve ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Fitter Main Ass and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cleve. 6% of Cleve men worked as an Aircraft Fitter Main Ass and 32% of Cleve women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cleve were Fish Merchant and Chanch Cleaner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Fitter Main Ass
    6%
  • Blacksmith Stocker (heavy Work
    6%
  • Carpenters Labourer
    6%
  • Fish Merchant
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    32%
  • Independent
    10%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    10%
  • Chanch Cleaner
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cleve Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cleve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleve census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cleve. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Cleve. For the veterans among your Cleve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cleve Life Expectancy

What is the average Cleve lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cleve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cleve in 1957 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cleve

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