Clough Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Clough Name Meaning: A topographic name for someone who lived in a 'ravine' or 'steep valley',from the word ''cloh''.

The name is of medieval English & was possibly occupational for a person who worked at a 'Clogh','weir'The first recorded spelling of the name is that of 'Richard Clowe',dated 1275.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Clough Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Clough family

Profession Census Frequency
Weaver 101
Independent 87
Female Servant 77
Coal Miner 72
Cotton Weaver 71
Farmer 66
Labourer 65
Agricultural Labourer 63
Male Servant 31
Wool Comber 29
Silk Weaver 27
Cotton Spinner 18
Shoe Maker 18
Spinner 18
Clothier 17
Worsted Weaver 16
Butcher 15
Dress Maker 15
Joiner 15
Blacksmith 14
Woollen Weaver 14
Independant 13
Silk Winder 13
Grocer 11
Stone Mason 11

Clough Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Clough 100% 49,486
2 Claugh 83% 569
3 Cleugh 83% 563
4 Clugh 83% 100

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