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

Cleault Early Origins



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

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Cleault Early History


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Cleault Early History



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

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Cleault Spelling Variations


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Cleault 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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Cleault Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleault Early Notables (pre 1700)



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