Lifton Family History

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Lifton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lifton in Devon, named in Old English as ‘farmstead (Old English tun) on the Lew’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘the bright one’.

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

Similar surnames: Linton, Litton, Lipton, Liston, Clifton, Wilton, Lefton, Aiton, Luton

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Lifton Family Origin

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Lifton Family Occupations

What did your Lifton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lifton family was Chief Clerk Diocesan Registry Office Bstol (C S O). The most common Lifton occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 6% of Lifton's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Bookfolder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lifton.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Bookfolder

  • Carpenter

  • Chief Clerk Diocesan Registry Office Bstol (C S O)


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

Lifton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lifton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lifton 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Lifton. 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 455 military records available for the last name Lifton. For the veterans among your Lifton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lifton Life Expectancy

What is the average Lifton lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lifton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lifton in 1960 was 54, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lifton 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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