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
School 661
Cotton Weaver 127
Coal Miner Hewer 88
Weaver 82
Private Means 58
Labourer 43
General Labourer 38
Housekeeper 38
None 35
Clerk 35
Dressmaker 33
Weaver Cotton 29
At Home 28
Carter 24
At School 23
Farmer 21
House Keeper 20
Worsted Spinner 18
General Servant (domestic) 17
Assisting In Business 17
Shop Assistant 16
Dress Maker 15
Butcher 15
Cloth Weaver 15
Home 14

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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