Clausen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Clausen family

The surname Clausen was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Clausen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clausen research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1527, 1668, 1669, 1702, 1754, 1766, 1807, 1814, 1809 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Clausen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clausen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clausel, Clauzel, Clauselle, Clausèle, Clauzèle, Clauzelle, Closel, Closèle, Closelle, Clozel, Clozèle, Clozelle, Claussel, Claussèle, Clausselle, Clossel, Clossèle, Closselle, de Clausel, de Clauzel, de Clauselle, de Clausèle, de Clauzèle, de Clauzelle, de Closel, de Closèle, de Closelle, de Clozel, de Clozèle, de Clozelle, Clausen, Claussen and many more.

Early Notables of the Clausen family (pre 1700)

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United States Clausen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clausen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catharina Elizabeth Clausen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
  • Christoph Clausen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
Clausen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C L Clausen, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Martha Clausen, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Henry Clausen, aged 29, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • F H Clausen, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • Christopher Clausen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Clausen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Clausen, who arrived in Colorado in 1902 [1]

Australia Clausen migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Clausen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Amos Clausen, aged 24, a clerk, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]

New Zealand Clausen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Clausen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Anders C. Clausen, aged 48, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Abilde Clausen, aged 42, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Andreas Clausen, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Frederike Clausen, aged 17, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Christian Clausen, aged 15, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Clausen (post 1700) +

  • Mae Clausen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936 [3]
  • Lorenzo N. Clausen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908 [3]
  • Julie Clausen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008 [3]
  • Henry Clausen Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 20th District, 1868 [3]
  • Fred H. Clausen, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1940 [3]
  • Donald Holst Clausen (1923-2015), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from California, 1963-83; Defeated, 1982; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972 [3]
  • Bernard Clausen, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York state comptroller, 1910, 1912 [3]
  • Donald Holst "Don" Clausen (1923-2015), American former politician, U.S. Representative from California (1963-1975) [4]
  • Frederick George "Fritz" Clausen (1848-1940), German-born, American architect
  • René Clausen (b. 1953), American composer, conductor of The Concordia Choir
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. David Clausen (1875-1914), Swedish Third Class Passenger from Gothenburg, Sweden who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [5]


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Donald Clausen. (Retrieved 2014, August 26) Donald Clausen. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_H._Clausen
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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