Clough Family History
Clough Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a precipitous slope Middle English clo(u)gh clou clew (Old English clōh) ‘ravine steep-sided valley’ or a habitational name from a place called with this word for example in Lancashire Cumbria or Yorkshire. English: in the East Midlands East Anglia and southeastern England probably more often a variant of Clow .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022