Clanton Family History

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Clanton Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of the habitational name Clandon, from places in Surrey and Dorset named Clandon, from Old English cl?ne ‘clean’ (i.e. ‘clear of weeds’) + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Claxton, Clayton, Clinton, Glanton, Claytor, Claydon, Canton, Clopton

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Clanton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clanton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clanton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Clanton Family Origin

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Clanton Family Occupations

What did your Clanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Clanton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Clanton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Clanton family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clanton.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clanton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clanton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Clanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clanton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clanton. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Clanton. For the veterans among your Clanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clanton Life Expectancy

What is the average Clanton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Clanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Clanton in 1945 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clanton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clanton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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