Clifton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Clifton Name Meaning: Habitational name from any of a number of places named 'Clifton'. Old english clif 'slope' + tun 'settlement'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin.May indicate persons from the settlement near the gentle slope or river bank.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Clifton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Clifton family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 172
Female Servant 103
Independent 73
Labourer 46
Male Servant 40
Farmer 35
Ag Labourer 20
Shoe Maker 14
Mason 14
Carpenter 12
Dress Maker 11
Tailor 10
Butcher 9
Gardener 9
Lace Maker 7
Servant 7
Pupil 7
Clerk 6
Laundress 6
Baker 6
Porter 6
Mine Girl 5
Sawyer 5
Painter 5
Ag Lab 5

Clifton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Clifton 100% 30,197
2 Clafton 86% 514
3 Cliffton 88% 214
4 Clefton 86% 103

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

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