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Relf Surname Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): variant of Relph .

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

Similar surnames: Rolf, Self, Reff, Reiff, Reil, Rega, Reef, Belt, Bel, Reeb

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Where is the Relf family from?

You can see how Relf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Relf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Relf families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 401 Relf families living in Kent. This was about 41% of all the recorded Relf's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Relf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Relf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Relf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Relf. 10% of Relf men worked as a Gardener and 67% of Relf women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Relf were Carpenter and Private Means. .

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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

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Farmworker
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Relf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Relf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Relf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Relf. For the veterans among your Relf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Relf lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Relf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Relf in 1963 was 79, and 74 in 2004.

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