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 992
Cotton Weaver 238
Coal Miner 225
General Labourer 71
Dress Maker 63
Cotton Spinner 54
Worsted Spinner 47
Living On Her Own Means 44
Living On Own Means 42
Woollen Weaver 42
Labourer 36
Worsted Weaver 36
Farmer 34
Grocer 32
Domestic Servant 32
Cotton Winder 29
Cloth Weaver 24
House Keeper 23
Tailoress 22
Carter 22
Joiner 21
Butcher 19
General Servant Domestic 19
Agricultural Labourer 18
Iron Turner 18

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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