Clinton Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Clinton:
Transferred use of the surname believed to be derived from an English place-name formed by the Middle English elements clint (cliff, slope, bank of a river) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure): hence, "settlement by the cliff."
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The historical origin is from the old English name for 'the town on the banks of the river' Glyme. Glympton was the original form and is the name of a village about 12 miles from Oxford. About 1100AD is was changed to Clinton by the Norman rulers. All the descendents of the original Clinton are from Glympton.
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