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Hinchliffe Family History

Hinchliffe Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Holmfirth (Yorkshire) from Old English henge ‘steep’ + clif ‘cliff’.

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

Similar surnames: Hinchcliffe, Hinchcliff, Ratcliffe, Radcliffe, Sutcliffe, Cliffe

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Where is the Hinchliffe family from?

You can see how Hinchliffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinchliffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinchliffe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,664 Hinchliffe families living in Yorkshire. This was about 82% of all the recorded Hinchliffe's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hinchliffe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hinchliffe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hinchliffe 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 Hinchliffe. 8% of Hinchliffe men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hinchliffe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinchliffe were Incapacitated and Household Duties. .

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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
  • Railway Clerk
  • House Painter
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Hinchliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinchliffe 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 Hinchliffe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hinchliffe. For the veterans among your Hinchliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hinchliffe lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hinchliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hinchliffe in 1958 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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