from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • American abolitionist and public official who was minister to Russia (1861–1862 and 1863–1869).
  • Lucius DuBignon,American army officer who commanded US forces in Germany (1945–1949) and oversaw the Berlin airlift (1948–1949).
  • Henry,American politician who pushed the Missouri Compromise through the US House of Representatives (1820) in an effort to reconcile free and slave states.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper noun A diminutive of the male given name Clayton.


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From a Middle English occupational name for a clay worker, or a habitational name, from Old English clǣġ ("clay").



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