The ancestors of the Clausson family took their surname from a place name. The roots of this place name lie with the ancient Viking settlers. The Clausson surname 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
Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Clausson was 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
Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence
, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan
societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Clausson: H. S. Clouson settled in San Francisco in the 1800's.