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Clifford Family History

Clifford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Name Distribution of Clifford Families

  • Number of Clifford families
     338 - 674
     113 - 337
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Clifford families
     648 - 1,293
     217 - 647
     1 - 216
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Clifford families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clifford Family Origin

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Clifford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Clifford

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Clifford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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