Clegg Family History

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Clegg Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Clegg, from Old Norse kleggi ‘haystack’, originally the name of a nearby hill. Manx: variant of Clague.

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

Similar surnames: Legg, Clagg, Cleek, Clee, Cleve, Flagg, Clear, Hegg, Clare, Cheng

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Clegg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clegg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Clegg Family Origin

Where is the Clegg family from?

Clegg Family Occupations

What did your Clegg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Clegg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Clegg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Clegg family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clegg.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Clegg Historical Records

What Clegg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Clegg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clegg 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Clegg. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Clegg. For the veterans among your Clegg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clegg Life Expectancy

What is the average Clegg lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Clegg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clegg in 1950 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clegg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clegg 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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