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The chronicles of the Closson family suggest that their ancestors may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in the place named Clouston, a village in Stenness, Orkney. The origins of the place-name are in the Old Norse name Klostathr. which came to Scotland in the 9th century in the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization by the Norwegian Vikings.

Closson Early Origins



The surname Closson was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as recorded in the Norse Sagas.

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Closson Spelling Variations


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Closson Spelling Variations



The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Closson include Clouston, Clouson, Clowston, Clowstoun, Clowstoune, Cloustown, Cloustowne, Clousone, Clauston, Claustoun, Claustown and many more.

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Closson Early History


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Closson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Closson research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1607 is included under the topic Early Closson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Closson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Closson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Closson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North Ameri ca. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Closson or a variant listed above, including: H. S. Clouson settled in San Francisco in the 1800's.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Closson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Closson (post 1700)



  • William Baxter Palmer Closson (1848-1926), American artist
  • Ralph E. Closson, American politician, Mayor of Charleston, Illinois, 1954
  • George F. Closson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944
  • C. C. Closson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1924
  • A. W. Closson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for South Dakota State Auditor, 1920
  • Marc Closson (b. 1952), Canadian professional hockey player
  • Gilles-François Closson (1796-1842), Belgian landscape painter
  • Georges Alexandre Closson (1865-1945), French architect

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Closson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Closson 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 15 January 2016 at 14:11.

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