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 574
Agricultural Labourer 167
Labourer 53
General Servant 40
Domestic Servant 39
Annuitant 24
Dress Maker 23
Farm Labourer 23
Coal Miner 21
Servant 20
Lace Maker 19
House Keeper 18
Laundress 17
Clerk 15
General Servant Domestic 14
Shoe Maker 14
Cook 13
Tailor 12
Wife Of Above 12
Groom 12
Gardener 12
Errand Boy 11
Farm Servant 10
Mason 10
Stone Mason 10

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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