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Clanton Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Clandon a habitational name from any of the places in Surrey and Dorset named Clandon from Old English clǣne ‘clean’ (i.e. ‘clear of weeds’) + dūn ‘hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Clanton family from?

You can see how Clanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clanton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Clanton families living in Alabama. This was about 22% of all the recorded Clanton's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Clanton families in 1840.
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What did your Clanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clanton. 26% of Clanton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Clanton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clanton were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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