masculine Clifton

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old english (anglo-saxon)
Name Root:
clif tūn > Clifton
Clifton is an English surname, place name, and given name and represents a variant form of “Clifford.” This name is of Old English origin, composed of two elements: “clif” (a vertical ‘or nearly vertical’ rock face) plus “tūn” (an enclosed piece of ground, settlement, a large inhabited place, a town), meaning “settlement by a cliff, a town near a cliff.” 1) Any of several places in England, especially a suburb of Bristol, England. 2) An English habitational surname and given name for someone who lived in a town of this name.



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