Clifton Family History

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Clifton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named Clifton, from Old English clif ‘slope’ (see Cliff) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Clinton, Lifton, Litton, Clayton, Lefton, Linton, Crofton, Liston

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Clifton Family Origin

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Clifton Family Occupations

What did your Clifton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Clifton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clifton. The most common Clifton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Clifton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Clifton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Clifton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Clifton Life Expectancy

What is the average Clifton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Clifton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clifton in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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