Show ContentsClausing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Clausing family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Clausing 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. Clausing 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 Clausing family

The surname Clausing 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 Clausing family

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Clausing Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Clausing include Klaus, Klauss, Claus, Clauss, Klauhs, Clauhs, Klausing (Westphalia), Klauser (Switzerland), Clausing, Clauser, Klausen, Klaussen, Clausen and many more.

Early Notables of the Clausing family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Clausing 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...
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Clausing Ranking

In the United States, the name Clausing is the 18,288th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Clausing migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clausing or a variant listed above:

Clausing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ludwig Clausing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1778 [2]
Clausing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Weill Clausing, aged 29, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clausing (post 1700) +

  • Lois Clausing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008 [3]
  • Alice Clausing, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 2000 [3]

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook