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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jeremiah Clothier, who landed in New England in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Clothier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

Clothier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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



  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Clarkson Clothier (b. 1885), American politician, Delegate to New Jersey State Constitutional Convention from Middlesex County, 1947 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Morris Lewis Clothier, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Clothier, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 29th District, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. E. Clothier, American Republican politician, Chair of Lincoln County Republican Party, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  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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