Clifford family page
This family started in Jersey with the marriage of John Clifford and Elizabeth de la Haye in St Brelade in 1740
Baptism record for Thomas Clifford in St Brelade in 1746
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Origins of surname
This surname comes from names of places in Gloucestershire, Devon, Hereford and West Yorkshire, originally spelt either 'Clifort' or 'Cliford'. The name means 'the ford at the cliff, or steep bank'.
John Clifford married Elizabeth de la Haye in St Brelade in 1740 and started the Jersey family. There are 12 Clifford households in Jersey in 2016, but it is not known which, if any, can trace their ancestry back to John and Elizabeth. We have also been unable to discover where John came from.
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Clifford family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1978, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Constantia Clifford née Baillie of 51 Eagle Terrace, David Place, St Helier - 23 February 1882, D/Y/A/42
- Jean Clifford of St Helier, 4 June 1850 - D/Y/A/27
- Jean Clifford of St Helier, 29 May 1865, D/Y/A/32
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