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The Anglo-Saxon name Clews comes from the family having resided in Cheshire in an area that was described by the Old English word as cloh, which means that the bearers of this surname lived near a ravine or hollow. It also could be described as the place that was set back from the town or village.

Clews Early Origins



The surname Clews was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Clews Spelling Variations


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Clews Spelling Variations



Clews has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.

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Clews Early History


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Clews Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clews research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1543 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Clews History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clews Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clews Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clews Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Clewss to arrive on North American shores:

Clews Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Clews, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1800

Clews Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jonathan Clews U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clews (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clews (post 1700)



  • Henry Clews (1836-1923), English-born, American financier and author
  • Dan Clews, English singer/songwriter from Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Alan Clews, English founder of Clews Competition Machines, a British motorcycle manufacturer based in Bolton in 1971
  • Paul Gordon Clews (b. 1979), English speedway rider from Coventry
  • Hortense Daman Clews (1926-2006), born Hortense Daman, Belgium-born, Allied heroine of World War II, recipient of the Croix de Guerre, Order of Leopold II and Medal of the Armed Resistance 1940-1945
  • Charles "Charlie" Clews (1919-2009), Maltese-born, comic actor and script writer
  • Mark Lindsay Clews (b. 1952), former Australian cricketer

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Clews Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clews 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 3 July 2016 at 19:44.

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