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
Scholar 468
Agricultural Labourer 199
House Servant 39
Dress Maker 34
Labourer 31
Lace Maker 26
Shoe Maker 23
Carter 23
General Servant 22
House Keeper 20
Tailor 18
Servant 17
Farm Labourer 16
Laundress 16
Groom 13
Carpenter 12
Stone Mason 12
Gardener 12
House Maid 11
Milliner 11
Coal Miner 10
Domestic Servant 8
Butcher 8
Wife Of Above 8
Boat Man 8

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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