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Clive Surname Meaning

English (Warwickshire): variant of Cliff . The name is also found in Wigtownshire Scotland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Clive family from?

You can see how Clive families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clive family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clive families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 71 Clive families living in Warwickshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Clive's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Clive families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clive surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clive ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Clive. 31% of Clive men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Clive women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clive were Labourer (county Council Roadman) Heavy Wo and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Gun Smith Heavy Wks
  • Labourer (county Council Roadman) Heavy Wo

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Clive. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clive census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Clive. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Clive. For the veterans among your Clive ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clive lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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