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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]

Main article: Clinton family

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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