The ancestry of the name Cloughse dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived as inhabitants by the enclosed place
. Another origin may be derived from the Old English word close
, that referred to worker in the farm-yard.
Early Origins of the Cloughse family
The surname Cloughse was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cloughse family
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Cloughse Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cloughse have been found, including Close, Cloase, Cloise, Clowse, Clovse, Cloace, Cloce, Cloose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloughse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloughse family to Ireland
Some of the Cloughse family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cloughse family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cloughse, or a variant listed above: Phettiplace Close settled in Virginia in 1608; twelve years before the "Mayflower"; Daniel Close settled in Jamaica in 1670; John Close settled in Virginia in 1670.
The Cloughse Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis et fidelis
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.