Clifford Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Clifford Name Meaning: Habitational from any of the places named 'Clifford'. From old English clif 'slope' + ford 'ford'.

From Anglo-Saxon origin & indicates 'the ford at the cliff or slope',where inhabitants adopted the name.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Clifford Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Clifford family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 181
Female Servant 122
Independent 87
Labourer 78
Male Servant 51
Farmer 27
Shoe Maker 19
Carpenter 17
Tailor 17
Baker 15
Mason 12
Cloth Worker 12
Miner 12
Gardener 11
Dress Maker 11
Clerk 10
Apprentice 10
Silk Weaver 10
Publican 9
Stone Mason 9
Cotton Weaver 8
Frame Work Knitter 8
Laundress 8
Painter 8
Lab 7

Clifford Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Clifford 100% 44,627
2 Cliford 88% 364
3 Clefford 88% 201

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