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The ancestors of the Clauson family may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in the place named Clouston, a village in Stenness, Orkney
. The origins of the place-name are in the Old Norse name Klostathr. which came to Scotland
in the 9th century in the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization by the Norwegian Vikings.
The surname Clauson was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, as recorded in the Norse Sagas.
Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Clauson has been recorded as Clouston, Clouson, Clowston, Clowstoun, Clowstoune, Cloustown, Cloustowne, Clousone, Clauston, Claustoun, Claustown and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clauson research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1607 is included under the topic Early Clauson History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Clauson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan
societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Clauson name:
Clauson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jenings Clauson, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
- Daniel Clauson, who landed in Maryland in 1670
Clauson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christopher Clauson, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
- J C Clauson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1832
- H W Clauson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1882
- William Clauson (b. 1930), American folk singer
- Hailey Clauson (b. 1995), American fashion model
- Clinton Clauson (1895-1959), American politician, 66th Governor of Maine in 1959
- Bryan Clauson (b. 1989), American race car driver
- Clinton Amos Clauson (1895-1959), American Democrat politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Maine, 1934-53; Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1956-57; Governor of Maine, 1959
- Sir Gerard Leslie Makins Clauson (1891-1974), English Orientalist, best known for his studies of the Turkic languages
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
- Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
- Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
The Clauson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clauson 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.
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