First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Hill
First name variations: Clifton, Clyff, Clyfford, Clyford, Clinton, Clint, Clive
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places called
Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and
in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old
English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.
- A family of this name trace their descent from Walter de Clifford,
who acquired the surname from Clifford Castle near Hay-on-Wye,
Herefordshire, in the 12th century.
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