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 811
Agricultural Labourer 141
General Labourer 50
Domestic Servant 40
Dress Maker 39
Coal Miner 39
General Servant 35
Labourer 33
Farm Labourer 29
Laundress 25
Annuitant 21
General Servant Domestic 19
Gardener 15
Lace Maker 15
Stone Mason 14
Tailor 14
Bricklayer 13
Charwoman 12
Farmers Son 12
Carpenter 11
Cook Domestic Servant 11
Clerk 10
House Keeper 10
Bricklayer Labourer 9
Mason 9

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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