Clive Family History

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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

What did your Clive ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Gun Barrel Borer

  • Confectioner

  • Farmer

  • Gas Fitter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clive ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clive Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Clive Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clive

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clive 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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