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Where did the French Claude family come from? What is the French Claude family crest and coat of arms? When did the Claude family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Claude family history?The noble French surname Claude is patronymic in origin, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's father. The surname Claude is a variation of the Latin name Claudius, a Roman family name derived from "claudus" meaning "lame." This name was made popular as a result of having been borne by a seventh century saint who was bishop of Besancon. Thus the surname signifies "the son or descendant of Claude."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clot, Claude, Cloux, Claudet, Clausel, Glaude, Claud, Claudel, Claudin and many more.
First found in the region of Languedoc where they held many lands and estates.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claude research. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) covering the year 1851 is included under the topic Early Claude History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Claude Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Claude Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Claude Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Claude Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claude Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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