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Clinton Surname History

I do not know much about the history or origins of the last name Clinton before the United States of America. However, I do know that Clinton Counties exist in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Iowa, and Indiana.

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Clinton Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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Clinton Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Clinton come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Many of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Clinton originate from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".

Clinton Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Surnames like Clinton change in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Clinton were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Clinton. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Clinton family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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Famous People named Clinton

  • Bill Clinton, birth name, William Jefferson Blyth III, was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 until 2001.  Bill inherited the last name Clinton from his stepfather Roger Clinton Sr.

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