Sutcliffe Family History

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Sutcliffe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + clif ‘riverbank’, ‘slope’, ‘cliff’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Ratcliff, Antcliff, Cliff, Stancliff, Cunliffe, Wickliffe, Gatliff

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Sutcliffe Family Origin

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Sutcliffe Family Occupations

What did your Sutcliffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Worsted Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sutcliffe. A less common occupation for the Sutcliffe family was Coal Miner. The most common Sutcliffe occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Sutcliffe's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Worsted Weaver

  • Coal Miner


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

Sutcliffe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 270,000 census records available for the last name Sutcliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sutcliffe 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Sutcliffe. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Sutcliffe. For the veterans among your Sutcliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sutcliffe Life Expectancy

What is the average Sutcliffe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sutcliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sutcliffe in 1944 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sutcliffe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sutcliffe 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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