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The Anglo-Saxon name Clouse comes from the family having resided 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.

Clouse Early Origins



The surname Clouse was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Clouse Spelling Variations


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Clouse Spelling Variations



Clouse has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Close, Cloase, Cloise, Clowse, Clovse, Cloace, Cloce, Cloose and many more.

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Clouse Early History


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Clouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clouse research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1452, 1450, 1452, 1452 and 1453 are included under the topic Early Clouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clouse In Ireland


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Clouse In Ireland



Some of the Clouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Clouses to arrive on North American shores:

Clouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Clouse, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Clouse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Clouse, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clouse (post 1700)



  • Wynne F. Clouse (1883-1944), American politician, U.S. Representative from Tennessee
  • Michael J. Clouse III, American record producer and songwriter
  • Robert Clouse (1928-1997), American film director and producer, best known for his work Enter the Dragon
  • Wynne F. Clouse (1883-1944), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1921-23; Defeated, 1922
  • C. E. Clouse, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1924
  • Bill Clouse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 22nd District, 1990

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Clouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clouse 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 November 2016 at 16:02.

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