Cloase is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cloase family once lived as inhabitants by the enclosed place
. Another origin may be derived from the Old English word close
, that referred to worker in the farm-yard.
Early Origins of the Cloase family
The surname Cloase was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cloase family
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Cloase Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cloase family name include Close, Cloase, Cloise, Clowse, Clovse, Cloace, Cloce, Cloose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloase family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloase family to Ireland
Some of the Cloase family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Cloase family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cloase surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Phettiplace Close settled in Virginia in 1608; twelve years before the "Mayflower"; Daniel Close settled in Jamaica in 1670; John Close settled in Virginia in 1670.
The Cloase Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis et fidelis
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.