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Clinton Family History

Clinton Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McClinton.English: habitational name, either from Glympton in Oxfordshire, named as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the Glym river’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’, or from Glinton in Cambridgeshire, recorded in 1060 as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure’, ‘fence’ + Old English tun).

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

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183,154 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,196 Military Records
11,485 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Clinton Families

  • Number of Clinton families
     154 - 305
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Clinton families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Clinton families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clinton Family Origin

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Clinton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Clinton

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Clinton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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