The ancestors of the Cloue surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Cheshire
in an area that was described by the Old English word as cloh,
which means that the bearers of this surname lived near a ravine or hollow.
It also could be described as the place that was set back from the town or village.
Early Origins of the Cloue family
The surname Cloue was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cloue family
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Cloue 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 Cloue include Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.
Early Notables of the Cloue family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloue 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: Elizabeth Clowes who settled in New England
in 1750; John Clowes settled in Philadelphia in 1834; Joseph Clowes settled in San Francisco in 1852; John Clows settled in Delaware Bay with his wife Marjorie and three children in 1683.