Clift Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a crevice in rock, from Middle English clift ‘cleft’. probably a variant of Cliff.

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


Similar surnames: Cliff, Luft, Clint, Clifft, Croft, Flint, Vliet, Aliff, Crist, Califf

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Clift Family Origin

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Clift Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clift. The most common Clift occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Clift's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Clift family was Blacksmith.

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Clift Historical Records

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Clift Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Clift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clift in 1948 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clift

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