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

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Cleveland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cleveland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleveland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cleveland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cleveland. For the veterans among your Cleveland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cleveland Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cleveland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cleveland in 1940 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cleveland ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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