Clifford Family History

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Clifford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Alford, Lipford, Stafford, Crawford, Milford, Linford, Gifford

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Clifford Family Origin

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Clifford Family Occupations

What did your Clifford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Clifford. 2% of Clifford men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Clifford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clifford were Carpenter and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

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

Clifford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 292,000 census records available for the last name Clifford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clifford 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 45,000 immigration records available for the last name Clifford. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Clifford. For the veterans among your Clifford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clifford Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clifford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clifford in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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