Oliff Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Óleifr, a variant of Ólafr ‘Olaf’ (see Olsen). The name was always common in Scandinavia, and became popular also in northern Scotland and Ireland, which received Scandinavian colonists at an early date.

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


Similar surnames: Aliff, Iliff, Cliff, Elliff, Topliff, Griff, Luff, Olliff, Olin, Liff

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Oliff Family Origin

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Oliff Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayer

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Comml Traveller (Retired)

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Oliff family was Comml Traveller (Retired). Bricklayer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oliff. The most common Oliff occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 12% of Oliff's were Bricklayers.

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Oliff Historical Records

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Oliff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2003, Oliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Oliff in 1962 was 58, and 81 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oliff

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