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

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  • Carter

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%

In 1881, Carter, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleve. The most common Cleve occupation in the UK was Carter. 25% of Cleve's were Carters. A less common occupation for the Cleve family was Tailor.

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Cleve Historical Records

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Cleve Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cleve

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