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Cleveland Name Meaning

English: regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’. See also Cleaveland. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Loveland, Clelland, Cleaveland, Roseland, Cleverly, Copeland, Helland

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Cleveland Family Origin

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Cleveland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, the most common Cleveland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Cleveland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cleveland family was Carpenter. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleveland.

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