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This article is about "Clinton" as a family name. For other uses, see Clinton (disambiguation).

Clinton is an English family name, indicating one's ancestors came from English places called Glympton or Glinton.[1] Clinton has frequently been used as a given name in the United States since the late 19th century. Baron Clinton is a title of peerage in England, originally created in 1298. Some notable people with the surname Clinton include:

Family of Bill and Hillary Clinton[edit]

  • Bill Clinton, or William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III), the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and former Governor of Arkansas.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a former United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009 and, as the spouse of Bill Clinton, the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the former First Lady of Arkansas.
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Roger Clinton, Sr. (1908–1967), stepfather of Bill Clinton
  • Roger Clinton, Jr. (born 1956), half-brother of Bill Clinton

Family of DeWitt Clinton[edit]

  • Charles Clinton (1690–1773), French and Indian War colonel, father of James and George Clinton
  • James Clinton (1733–1812), American Revolutionary War general, father of DeWitt Clinton, brother of George Clinton
  • George Clinton (vice president) (1739–1812), first and third Governor of New York, fourth Vice President of the United States
  • DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), seventh and ninth governor of New York, son of James and nephew of George Clinton
  • George Clinton (congressman) (1771–1809), son of the vice president
  • George William Clinton (1807–1885), American politician—Buffalo, New York, son of Governor DeWitt Clinton

Family of Sir Henry Clinton[edit]

Other notable Clintons[edit]

Given name


  1. ^ Hanks, P. & Hodges, F. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1988

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