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Ailiff Family History

Ailiff Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Aliff, Iliff, Bailiff, Elliff, Cliff, Oliff, Gatliff, Califf, Alff

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Where is the Ailiff family from?

You can see how Ailiff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ailiff family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ailiff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Ailiff family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ailiff's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ailiff families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ailiff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ailiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ailiff. 60% of Ailiff men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Ailiff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ailiff were Chauffeur and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Tipple Man
    20%
  • Chauffeur
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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What Ailiff family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 563 census records available for the last name Ailiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ailiff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ailiff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 106 military records available for the last name Ailiff. For the veterans among your Ailiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ailiff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ailiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Ailiff in 1957 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

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