Clinton Family History

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Clinton Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McClinton. English: habitational name, either from Glympton in Oxfordshire, named as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the Glym river’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’, or from Glinton in Cambridgeshire, recorded in 1060 as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure’, ‘fence’ + Old English tun).

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

Similar surnames: Linton, Clifton, Winton, Hinton, Litton, Pointon, Brinton, Chilton

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Clinton Family Origin

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Clinton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Clinton. 24% of Clinton men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Clinton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clinton were Joiner and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Clinton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Clinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clinton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Clinton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Clinton. For the veterans among your Clinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clinton Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Clinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clinton in 1941 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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