Clifton Family History

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Clifton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named Clifton, from Old English clif ‘slope’ (see Cliff) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Clinton, Lifton, Litton, Clayton, Lefton, Linton, Crofton, Liston

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Clifton Family Origin

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Clifton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clifton. The most common Clifton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Clifton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Clifton family was Coal Miner.

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Clifton Historical Records

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Clifton Life Expectancy

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