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Clifton Family History

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

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272,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,314 Military Records
11,612 Immigration Records
188,646 Census and Voter Lists
737,713 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Clifton Families

  • Number of Clifton families
     147 - 291
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Clifton families
     416 - 830
     139 - 415
     1 - 138
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Clifton families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clifton Family Origin

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Clifton Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Clifton

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Clifton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Clifton census records

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Clifton Civil War Service Records

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