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Subject: Re: [CLOUGH-L] Clough - name meaning
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 09:47:05 EDT
Welcome aboard, Thommo!! According to the (JCGS)John Clough Genealogical
Society book referred to as "The Story" ....
"the family took its surname from the place of residence. This custom
obviously applies to the Clough Family....
Based upon the highest English authority, it is safe to presume that among the
craggy ravines of the coast of Brittany in France, the progenitors of our
family were so distintly established that either they assumed the name or
their neighbors called them by their place of residence:--The Ravine
Men--Cloughs-- a ravine was called a clough, a word that was derived from an
ancient verb that was translated, "to split."