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Iliffe Family History

Iliffe Surname Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Ilif (Old Scandinavian Ilífr a nickname from ill-lífr ‘wicked’).

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Iliff, Cliffe, Aliff, Cliff, Oliff, Ioffe, Riffe, Liff, Slife, Clifft

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Where is the Iliffe family from?

You can see how Iliffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iliffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Iliffe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 282 Iliffe families living in Leicestershire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Iliffe's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Iliffe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iliffe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iliffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Iliffe. 34% of Iliffe men worked as a Motor Driver and 75% of Iliffe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iliffe were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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

  • Motor Driver
    34%
  • Bus Conductor
    23%
  • Hosiery Counterman
    23%
  • Builders Labourer
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
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What Iliffe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Iliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iliffe 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 956 immigration records available for the last name Iliffe. 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 683 military records available for the last name Iliffe. For the veterans among your Iliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iliffe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Iliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Iliffe in 1962 was 90, and 87 in 2003.

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