The ancestors of the Cloch surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in a low-lying meadow
. The name Cloch is derived from the Old English word cloh
. It may also be derived from the Old French and Old English word cloke
, which means cloak
, and denotes someone who was a maker and seller of cloaks.
Early Origins of the Cloch family
The surname Cloch was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
at Winchester where Robert Cloche was recorded in the year 1210. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.
Early History of the Cloch family
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Cloch Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cloch include Cloke, Cloak, Cloche, Cloake, Cloch, Clock and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloch family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Clocke arrived in Virginia in 1643; Matthew Clock arrived in New York in 1816 with his wife; Edmond Cloake arrived in Virginia in 1623; Frances arrived in Maryland in 1656..