Show ContentsClouser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Clouser family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Clouser is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and matronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. Clouser is derived from the medieval given name Klaus, which is a shortened form of the personal name Niklaus or Nicholas. The given name Nicholas, which means people's victory, was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Clouser family

The surname Clouser was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

Early History of the Clouser family

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Clouser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klaus, Klauss, Claus, Clauss, Klauhs, Clauhs, Klausing (Westphalia), Klauser (Switzerland), Clausing, Clauser, Klausen, Klaussen, Clausen and many more.

Early Notables of the Clouser family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Clouser in this period include John Closterman (1656-1713), portrait-painter, born at Osnaburg, Hanover, in 1656, the son of an artist, who taught him the rudiments of design. "In 1679 he went to...
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Clouser Ranking

In the United States, the name Clouser is the 10,790th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Canada Clouser migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clouser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michael Clouser, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Clouser (post 1700) +

  • Roy A. Clouser, American Professor Emeritus of the College of New Jersey
  • K. Danner Clouser (1930-2000), American bioethicist and associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics
  • John William Clouser (b. 1932), nicknamed "The Florida Fox", an American robber who was on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1965
  • Charles Alexander "Charlie" Clouser (b. 1963), American two-time Grammy Award nominated keyboardist, composer, record producer, and remixer
  • Guy Clouser, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Alvin Clouser, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]
  • William Clouser Boyd (1903-1983), American immunochemist who with his wife Lyle, made a worldwide survey of the distribution of blood types in the 1930s
  • William Clouser Boyd (1903-1983), American biochemist

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Marion H. Clouser, American Gunners Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [3]

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  3. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook