Origins Available: Irish
The Clausson family name comes from a place named by the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland
in the Middle Ages. The Clausson name comes from someone having lived in the place named Clouston, a village in Stenness, Orkney
. The origins of the place-name are in the Old Norse name Klostathr. which came to Scotland
in the 9th century in the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization by the Norwegian Vikings.
Early Origins of the Clausson family
The surname Clausson was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, as recorded in the Norse Sagas.
Early History of the Clausson family
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Clausson Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Clausson has been spelled Clouston, Clouson, Clowston, Clowstoun, Clowstoune, Cloustown, Cloustowne, Clousone, Clauston, Claustoun, Claustown and many more.
Early Notables of the Clausson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clausson family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Clausson or a variant listed above, including: H. S. Clouson settled in San Francisco in the 1800's.