7 September 1933–9 September 1933 Jefferson, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
The Life of Clifton
When Clifton Barnes was born on 7 September 1933, in Jefferson, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Horace Barnes, was 52 and his mother, America Girtha Lee Or Mary Jones, was 34. He died on 9 September 1933, at the age of 0.
1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.