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The ancestry of the name Clitheroe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the area of Clithero in the county of Lancashire, beside the river Ribble.

Clitheroe Early Origins



The surname Clitheroe was first found in Lancashire at Clitheroe, a town and civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley. The name Clitheroe is thought to come from the Anglo-Saxon for "Rocky Hill." The town is home to Clitheroe Castle, a motte and bailey castle which probably dates back to before 1086 as there is reference to it as "castellatu Rogerii pictaviensis" in the Domesday Book. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
In 2007, the castle was restored to its original beauty and is now open to the public. The Honour of Clitheroe is an ancient grouping of manors and royal forests centered on Clitheroe Castle. The Battle of Clitheroe was fought 10 June 1138 between Scots and English knights.

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Clitheroe Spelling Variations


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Clitheroe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Clitheroe have been found, including Clitherow, Clitheroe, Cletherow, Clyderow, Cliderow and many more.

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Clitheroe Early History


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Clitheroe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clitheroe research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1635 and 1955 are included under the topic Early Clitheroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clitheroe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clitheroe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Clitheroe, or a variant listed above:

Clitheroe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Clitheroe who settled in Jamaica in 1684

Clitheroe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Clitheroe, who settled in Virginia in 1731

Clitheroe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Clitheroe, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1894

Clitheroe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harold Clitheroe, aged 18, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1917
  • Joseph Clitheroe, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1920
  • James Clitheroe, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Clitheroe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ralph Clitheroe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clitheroe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clitheroe (post 1700)



  • Roger Ian Clitheroe (b. 1966), former English cricketer
  • Paul Hugh Clitheroe AM (b. 1955), English-born, Australian television presenter, financial analyst and financial advisor
  • James Robinson "Jimmy" Clitheroe (1921-1973), English comic entertainer from Clitheroe, Lancashire, best known for his BBC Radio programme, The Clitheroe Kid (1957 to 1972)
  • Helen Teresa Clitheroe (b. 1974), née Pattinson, British gold and bronze medalist middle and long-distance runner from Preston, Lancashire

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Clitheroe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clitheroe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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