Clause History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Clause family

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.

Early History of the Clause family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clause research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1755, 1656, 1713, 1656, 1679, 1681 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Clause History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Clause family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Clause in this period include John Closterman (1656-1713), portrait-painter, born at Osnaburg, Hanover, in 1656, the son of an artist, who taught him the rudiments of design. "In 1679 he went to...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clause Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Clause migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Peter Clause, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Benetta Clause, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [1]
Clause Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Herman Clause, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Georg Clause, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johannes Clause, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Nicolas Clause, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [1]
  • George Clause, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]
Clause Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Clause, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Christe Clause, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Armand Clause, who landed in Mississippi in 1880 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clause (post 1700) +

  • W. F. Clause, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924 [2]
  • Mrs. O. G. Clause, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa Republican State Central Committee, 1949 [2]
  • O. G. Clause, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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