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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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Farmer Son

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clifton family was Farmer Son. The most common Clifton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Clifton's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clifton.

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Clifton Historical Records

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Clifton Life Expectancy

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