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Clanton Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of the habitational name Clandon, from places in Surrey and Dorset named Clandon, from Old English cl?ne ‘clean’ (i.e. ‘clear of weeds’) + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Claxton, Clayton, Clinton, Glanton, Claytor, Claydon, Canton, Clopton

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Where is the Clanton family from?

You can see how Clanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clanton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 81 Clanton families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Clanton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Clanton families in 1911.
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What did your Clanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Clanton. 36% of Clanton men worked as a Cultivateur.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Clanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clanton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clanton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Clanton. For the veterans among your Clanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clanton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Clanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Clanton in 1945 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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