Liff Family History

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Liff Name Meaning

English: variant of Leaf. Jewish: variant of Lief.

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

Similar surnames: Lief, Life, Riff, Aliff, Luff, Oliff, Ziff, Ruff, Lion, Roff

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Liff Family Origin

Where is the Liff family from?

Liff Family Occupations

What did your Liff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Liff occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 33% of Liff's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Dock Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Liff. A less common occupation for the Liff family was Labourer In Iron Works.

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  • Carpenter

  • Dock Labourer

  • Labourer In Iron Works


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

Liff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Liff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liff 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Liff. 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 630 military records available for the last name Liff. For the veterans among your Liff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Liff Life Expectancy

What is the average Liff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Liff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Liff in 1963 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Liff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Liff 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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