When Fielding Jeter Clinton was born on 17 February 1813, in Whitewater, Franklin Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, John Clinton, was 27 and his mother, Mary Henderson, was 22. He married Elizabeth Dale on 15 February 1835, in Rush, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 10 May 1892, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
Irish (Louth, Westmeath) and Scottish: shortened form of McClinton .
English: habitational name, either from Glympton in Oxfordshire, named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Glym river’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’, or from Glinton in Northamptonshire, early recorded as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure, fence’ + Old English tūn). The surname was taken to Ireland in or before the 16th century.
History: Charles Clinton (born 1690 in Longford, Ireland) organized a group of colonists and founded the settlement of Little Britain, Ulster County, NY, in 1731. His son George Clinton (1739–1812) was governor of NY (1777–95), and they had many prominent descendants. — An English aristocratic family called Clinton was founded by Geoffrey de Clinton (flourished 1130), who held lands at Glympton, Oxfordshire. He was chamberlain and treasurer to Henry I (1100–35).
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