Clift Genealogy Forum
Clift Coat of Arms Historiography
The Clift Coat of Arms illustrated right was drawn by an heraldic
artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives.
Documentation for the Clift Coat of Arms design can be found in Burke's
General Armory. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique
language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.
In their language, the Arms (shield) is as follows:
"Ar. on a fesse sa. three mullets or."
When translated, the Arms description is:
"Silver, middle third of black, with three gold stars."
Above the shield and helmet is the Crest, which is described as:
"A griffin pass. ar. ducally gorged gu."
A translation of the Crest description is:
"A silver griffin walking with a red collar around the neck."
Census records available disclose the fact there are approximately 1050 heads
of households in the United States with the old and distinguished Clift name.
The United States Census Bureau estimates there are approximately 3.2 persons
per household in America today, which yields an approximate total of 3360
people in the United States carrying the Clift name.
Clift Family Lineage
The following is a list male descendants carrying the Clift name.
Living descendants' names are not listed for privacy reasons. But we
would appreciate any geneological information you may have on the Clift
Family lines. Any new connected or unrelated Clift lines will be
happily added to this document. More specific information about each
descendant will be added as it becomes available.
If you are interested in conducting family history research, there are many
avenues available. The
FamilySearch is a good place to start.
John Clift (?-?)
Richard Clift (1806-1891)
Frederic Clift (1847-1913)
Vyvyan Botreaux Clift (1898-1943)
- Son #1 (living)
- 7 Sons, 1 Grandson (living)
- Son #2 (living)
- 1 Son (living)
- Son #3 (living)
- 1 Son (living)
- Son #4 (living)
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