Clive Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Shropshire and Cheshire, named Clive, from the dative case of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘cliff’ (see Cliff), originally used after a preposition. In some cases the name may be topographical, with the same origin and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Cleve, Clare, Love, Cove, Clee, Cave, Line, Clines, Oliva, Clyne

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Clive Family Origin

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Clive Family Occupations

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  • Gun Barrel Borer

    4%
  • Confectioner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Gas Fitter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Clive occupation in the UK was Gun Barrel Borer. 4% of Clive's were Gun Barrel Borers. Gun Barrel Borer, Confectioner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clive. A less common occupation for the Clive family was Gas Fitter.

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Clive Historical Records

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Clive Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Clive life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Clive in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clive

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