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Claes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Claes family


The surname Claes was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Claes family


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Claes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Claver, Clavver, Claverr, Clavers, Clavere, Chlaver, Clavar, Clevar, Clavier, Cleaver, Claever and many more.

Early Notables of the Claes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Claes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Claes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ryck Claes, who settled in New Netherland in 1651
  • Bartel Nicolaes Claes, who settled in New Netherland in 1651
  • Bartel Nicolaes Claes, who arrived in New York in 1651 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gerrit Claes, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gerrit Claes, who settled in New Netherland in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Claes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh. Regine Elisabeth Claes, who settled in America in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Claes (post 1700)


  • Wouter Claes (1975-2010), Belgian bronze medalist badminton player at the 2010 European Championships
  • Willy Claes (1938-1994), Belgian politician, Secretary General of NATO 1994-1995
  • Virginie Claes (1982-2006), Miss Belgium 2006
  • Paul Claes (b. 1943), Belgian writer, poet and translator
  • Johnny Claes (1916-1956), Belgian racing driver
  • Ian Claes (b. 1981), Belgian footballer
  • Glenn Claes (b. 1994), Belgian footballer
  • Georges Claes (1920-1994), Belgian racing cyclist, he won Paris–Roubaix in 1946 and 1947
  • Gabrielle Claes, Belgian museum curator of the Cinémathèque royale de Belgique since 1988
  • Andreas Ernestus Josephus "Ernest" Claes (1885-1968), Flemish author
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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