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
Scholar 586
Coal Miner 125
At Home 61
Power Loom Weaver 56
House Servant 49
Labourer 41
Agricultural Labourer 40
Wool Comber 39
Weaver 32
Dress Maker 31
Farm Labourer 31
Power Loom Weaver Cotton 31
Cotton Weaver 29
House Keeper 28
Servant 28
Annuitant 27
Cotton Spinner 24
Blacksmith 20
Woollen Cloth Weaver 20
Farmer 18
Stone Mason 17
Hand Loom Silk Weaver 17
Spinner 17
Wife 16
Power Loom Weaver Worsted 16

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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The surname Clough is the most popular version of all its varients

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