patronymic 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."
Early Origins of the Claud family
Languedoc where they held many lands and estates.
Early History of the Claud family
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Claud Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clot, Claude, Cloux, Claudet, Clausel, Glaude, Claud, Claudel, Claudin and many more.
Early Notables of the Claud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Claud family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Claud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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