name Cloues comes from when the family resided 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 Cloues family
The surname Cloues 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 Cloues family
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Cloues 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. Cloues has been recorded under many different variations, including Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.
Early Notables of the Cloues family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloues 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 Cloues or a variant listed above: 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.