Subject: Re: is clinton irish?
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: January 3, 2007 at 6:57 AM
Reply to: is clinton irish? by tommy

Originally English, from an English place name. The name is well represented in Ireland, where it is on record since the 13th century.
There is a place in Co. Louth called Clintonstown from a family who lived there. There is an Irish version of the name, de Cliontún.
There is also a less common name, McClinton, which may be Scottish in origin. In Irish this name is MacGiollaFhionntáin. It may sometimes have become Clinton.
But remember, most Clintons are English in origin.

Messages in this thread:
  • is clinton irish? - tommy  Jan 2 2007, 5:43 PM
    • Re: is clinton irish? - Jim Young  Jan 3 2007, 6:57 AM