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The roots of the Clause family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Clause is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and matronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. Clause is derived from the medieval given name Klaus, which is a shortened form of the personal name Niklaus or Nicholas.The given name Nicholas, which means people's victory, was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

Clause Early Origins



The surname Clause was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

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Clause Spelling Variations


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Clause Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klaus, Klauss, Claus, Clauss, Klauhs, Clauhs, Klausing (Westphalia), Klauser (Switzerland), Clausing, Clauser, Klausen, Klaussen, Clausen and many more.

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Clause Early History


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Clause Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clause research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1755 is included under the topic Early Clause History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clause Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clause Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clause Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clause Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phettiplace Clause, who landed in Virginia in 1608
  • Peter Clause, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Benetta Clause, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Clause Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Herman Clause, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Georg Clause, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johannes Clause, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Nicolas Clause, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782
  • George Clause, who landed in New York in 1798

Clause Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Clause, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Christe Clause, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Armand Clause, who landed in Mississippi in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clause (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clause (post 1700)



  • W. F. Clause, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924
  • Mrs. O. G. Clause, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa Republican State Central Committee, 1949
  • O. G. Clause, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Clause Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clause Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:06.

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