Clegg Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Clegg Name Meaning: Originates from the Old Norse word 'kleggi' meaning 'haystack'.

The name of a hill in Lancashire which was probably given to someone who lived near it.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Clegg Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Clegg family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 203
Weaver 139
Female Servant 84
Labourer 78
Cotton Spinner 77
Independent 75
Woollen Weaver 73
Agricultural Labourer 58
Farmer 55
Coal Miner 53
Cotton Piecer 47
Woollen Spinner 39
Shoe Maker 29
Wool Comber 27
Cotton Reeler 25
Weaver Cotton 25
Joiner 23
Blacksmith 23
Spinner 21
Silk Weaver 20
Piecer 18
Tailor 17
Ag Labourer 16
Shop Keeper 15
Reeler 15

Clegg Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Clegg 100% 70,013
2 Clogg 80% 3,050
3 Cligg 80% 1,066
4 Clagg 80% 548
5 Cleg 80% 167

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The surname Clegg is the most popular version of all its varients

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