name Cloche comes from when the family resided in a low-lying meadow
. The name Cloche 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 Cloche family
The surname Cloche 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 Cloche family
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Cloche Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cloche has been recorded under many different variations, including Cloke, Cloak, Cloche, Cloake, Cloch, Clock and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloche family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cloche or a variant listed above: 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..