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
School 488
Farm Labourer 66
Labourer 46
Private Means 43
General Labourer 38
Farmer 33
Coal Miner Hewer 29
Domestic Servant 28
General Servant (domestic) 28
Dressmaker 27
Bricklayer 26
Clerk 22
House Keeper 21
Cook (domestic) 20
At Home 20
None 18
House Painter 17
Errand Boy 16
Assisting In The Business 15
Laundress 14
Charwoman 13
Dress Maker 13
Domestic 12
Carman 12
Shop Assistant 12

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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