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The noble French surname Claux is patronymic in origin, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's father. The surname Claux is a variation of the Latin name Claudius, a Roman family name derived from "claudus" meaning "lame." This name was made popular as a result of having been borne by a seventh century saint who was bishop of Besancon. Thus the surname signifies "the son or descendant of Claude."

Claux Early Origins



The surname Claux was first found in the region of Languedoc where they held many lands and estates.

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Claux Spelling Variations


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Claux Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clot, Claude, Cloux, Claudet, Clausel, Glaude, Claud, Claudel, Claudin, Claudon, Clos and many more.

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Claux Early History


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Claux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claux research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 185 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Claux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Claux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Claux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Claux 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 or some of its variants were: Claude Claude who arrived in Quebec in 1647; Philipe Claud who arrived in Virginia in 1705; Joachim Claude who settled in Louisiana in 1715; J. Clausel who settled in New Orleans in 1842.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Claux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Claux (post 1700)



  • Moira Claux (b. 1931), Australian model and dancer

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Claux Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Claux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claux 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 25 February 2014 at 09:53.

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