Last name: CLINTON

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CLINTON : This last name is indexed 110,599 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLINTON : 1: Irish (Louth Westmeath) and Scottish: shortened form of McClinton.2: English: habitational name either from Glympton in Oxfordshire named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Glym river’ a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’ or from Glinton in Northamptonshire early recorded as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure fence’ + Old English tūn). The surname was taken to Ireland in or before the 16th century.

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