in origin, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's father. The surname Claud 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."
where they held many lands and estates.
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of this family name include: Clot, Claude, Cloux, Claudet, Clausel, Glaude, Claud, Claudel, Claudin and many more.