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Clifton Name Study

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Surname/tag: Clifton
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About the Project

The Clifton Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Clifton name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Clifton name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Cliftons), by time period (18th Century Cliftons), or by topic (Clifton DNA, Clifton Occupations, Clifton Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Clifton Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Janet Spivey for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Clifton Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

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One of the goals of this Study is to categorize Cliftons by location.


  1. Begin sorting known Cliftons into easily-followed and researched categories by selecting the following categories from the drop-down category menu on the edit page of the profile biography.
"[ [Category:Clifton Name Study] ]"
"[ [Category:Country, Clifton Name Study] ]"
"[ [Category:State, Clifton Name Study] ]"
If the country or state that you need is missing, please let a project manager know and it will be added.
  1. Fill out the biographies and sources for known Cliftons.
  2. Find connections and sources for unsourced Cliftons. [[1]

Clifton Sticker

Add this code anywhere below the == Biography == line:
{One Name Study|name=Clifton}
Copy and paste into another set of {} brackets. Double brackets will make the sticker.


Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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Hi. My maiden name is Clifton.

My line settled in Giles and Lawrence County TN, coming from NC. Some of this line migrated onto Webster Co Missouri. One of the son's Marmaduke Clifton m Sallie Wisdom, and they and their children remained in TN.

posted by Linda (Clifton) Fisher

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