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The noble French surname Cleau is patronymic in origin, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's father. The surname Cleau 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."

Cleau Early Origins



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

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Cleau Spelling Variations


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Cleau 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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Cleau Early History


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Cleau Early History



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

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Cleau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cleau 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Cleau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cleau 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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