Claud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble French surname Claud is 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

The surname Claud was first found in the region of Languedoc where they held many lands and estates.

Early History of the Claud family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claud research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1619, 1687 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Claud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Claud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Claud migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Claud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Claud, who arrived in Maryland in 1676 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Claud (post 1700) +

  • Alexander Claud Cockburn (1941-2012), Scottish-born, American political journalist and writer
  • René Claud Simard CM (b. 1961), Canadian pop singer from Quebec
  • Claud Irvine Boswell (1742-1824), Lord Balmuto, Scottish judge, son of John Boswell of Balmuto
  • Claud S. Mann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1952
  • Claud Napoleon Sapp (b. 1886), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1912-14, 1920-24; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • Claud Phillimore (1911-1994), 4th Baron Phillimore, English architect
  • Sir Claud Humphrey Meredith Waldock CMG OBE QC (1904-1981), English jurist and international lawyer who served as the British judge in the European Court of Human Rights from 1966 until 1974
  • Claud W. Beelman (1883-1963), American architect known for his many examples of Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style buildings
  • Field Marshal Sir Claud William Jacob GCB GCSI KCMG (1863-1948), British Army officer, Commander-in-Chief, India, Military Secretary to the India Office
  • Claud Neville Woolley (1886-1962), English cricketer

  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) on Facebook
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