The noble French surname Claude is patronymic in origin, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's father. The surname Claude 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."
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Gordon Handy Claude (1854-1940), American politician, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1907-09 
Dennis Claude (1782-1863), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1811-18, 1829-30; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1821-25, 1831-36; Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1828-37, 1853-54 
Abram Claude (1818-1901), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1848-51, 1854-55, 1867-69, 1883-89; Anne Arundel County Clerk, 1865; College professor; Postmaster at Annapolis, Maryland, 1895-99 
Georges Claude (1870-1960), French engineer and inventor, sometimes referred to as "the Edison of France"
Renée Claude CM (1939-2020), née Bélanger, a Canadian actress and singer from Quebec
Marcel Henri Claude Reyes (b. 1957), Chilean economist, academic, and political activist
Bonivert Claude (b. 1945), Haitian former governor of the Banque de la République d'Haïti
Albert Claude (1899-1983), Belgian scientist, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974
Anthony Claude Leach Jr. (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1968-78, 1984-88; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1979-81; Defeated, 1980 
Eugene Claude Harmon Sr., (1916-1989), American professional golfer and golf instructor
^ 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)