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All you have to know about the last name FAIRCLOUGH

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FAIRCLOUGH : This last name is indexed 40,610 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FAIRCLOUGH : English (Lancashire): from one or more lost or unidentified places probably in Lancashire named with Middle English fair(e) ‘beautiful’ + clo(u)gh ‘narrow valley ravine’ (see Clough). Fairclough Farm in Chipping Lancashire is a candidate for the surname's origin although early forms of the placename are lacking. A number of the earliest bearers came from Shevington Lancashire where the narrow valley of the River Douglas may perhaps have have been known in the medieval period as Fairclough.

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