Clough Family History

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Clough Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a precipitous slope, Middle English clough (Old English cloh ‘ravine’). Welsh: nickname from cloff ‘lame’.

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

Similar surnames: Slough, Plough, Crouch, Cloud, Couch, Loud, Louth, Bough, Rough

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Clough Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clough name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clough. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Sweden


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Clough Family Origin

Where is the Clough family from?

Clough Family Occupations

What did your Clough ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clough family was Laborer. The most common Clough occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Clough's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clough.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clough ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clough Historical Records

What Clough family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 183,000 census records available for the last name Clough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clough 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Clough. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Clough. For the veterans among your Clough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clough Life Expectancy

What is the average Clough lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Clough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Clough in 1947 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clough ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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