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The name Clothier reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Clothier family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest in 1066. Clothier is a name for a person employed making or selling nails, particularly those used for horse shoes. The surname is derived from the Old French word clou, which in turn derives from the Latin word clavus, which both mean nail.

Clothier Early Origins



The surname Clothier was first found in Normandy where they held a family seat.

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Clothier Spelling Variations


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Clothier Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cloutier, Clouthier, Clouther, Clothier, Clouter, Cluthier, Cloethier, Cloetier and many more.

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Clothier Early History


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Clothier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clothier research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Clothier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clothier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clothier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clothier or a variant listed above:

Clothier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Clothier, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Jeremiah Clothier, who landed in New England in 1662

Clothier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Clothier (aged 22), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Henry Clothier, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Clothier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Clothier arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1854
  • John Clothier arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clothier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clothier (post 1700)



  • Bruce F. Clothier (1887-1974), American dairy farmer and Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 11th District, 1947-50; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • Hurshul Clothier (1921-2006), American musician, one of the pioneers of the big band sound of western swing, inducted into the Oklahoma Country and Western Music Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Robert Clarkson Clothier (1885-1970), American academic, the 14th President of Rutgers University from 1932 to 1951
  • William "Bill" Jackson Clothier (1881-1962), American tennis player who achieved World No. 4 in 1906, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956
  • Jeff Clothier (b. 1961), American actor
  • William H. Clothier (1903-1996), American two-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer, best known for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Alamo (1960) and McLintock! (1963)
  • William Clothier, American politician, Representative from New York 32nd District, 1886
  • Robert Clarkson Clothier (b. 1885), American politician, Delegate to New Jersey State Constitutional Convention from Middlesex County, 1947
  • Morris Lewis Clothier, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908
  • Henry Clothier, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 29th District, 1906
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Clothier Historic Events


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Clothier Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth R J Clothier (b. 1922), English Ordinary Coder serving for the Royal Navy from Bishopton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Clothier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clothier 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.

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