Cleven Family History

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Cleven Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: habitational name from Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleven.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Kleven, Cleve, Clasen, Steven, Cleek, Kleve, Clever, Cleaver

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Cleven Family Origin

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Cleven Family Occupations

What did your Cleven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cleven. 38% of Cleven men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Cleven women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cleven were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%

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

Cleven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cleven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleven 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Cleven. 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 480 military records available for the last name Cleven. For the veterans among your Cleven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cleven Life Expectancy

What is the average Cleven lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cleven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Cleven in 1962 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cleven 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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