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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


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

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Where is the Clough family from?

You can see how Clough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clough family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clough families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 169 Clough families living in New Hampshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Clough's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Clough families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clough surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clough. 15% of Clough men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Clough women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clough were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Clough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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