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In the Middle Ages, the first family to use the Clouston surname took the name from a place name with Viking roots. They lived in the place named Clouston, a village in Stenness, Orkney. The origins of the place-name are in the Old Norse name Klostathr. which came to Scotland in the 9th century in the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization by the Norwegian Vikings.

Clouston Early Origins



The surname Clouston was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as recorded in the Norse Sagas.

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Clouston Spelling Variations


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Clouston Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Clouston has appeared as Clouston, Clouson, Clowston, Clowstoun, Clowstoune, Cloustown, Cloustowne, Clousone, Clauston, Claustoun, Claustown and many more.

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Clouston Early History


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Clouston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clouston research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1607 is included under the topic Early Clouston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clouston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clouston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clouston Notables 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



North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Clouston family in North America:

Clouston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sophie Clouston, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm" from Brest, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WT-T4W : 6 December 2014), Sophie Clouston, 23 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Andrew Clouston, aged 22, originally from St. Johns, Newfoundland, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Neptune" from St. John's, Newfoundland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-22R : 6 December 2014), Andrew Clouston, 28 Sep 1919; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Neptune, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Clouston, aged 23, originally from St Johns, Newfoundland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66N-B5M : 6 December 2014), John Clouston, 05 Apr 1920; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clouston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clouston (post 1700)



  • Dr David Clouston FRSE (1871-1948), Scottish agriculturalist, horticulturalist and author, Agricultural Advisor to India from 1923 to 1929
  • William Alexander Clouston (1843-1896), Scottish folklorist
  • Sir Thomas Smith Clouston FRSE PRCPE (1840-1915), Scottish psychiatrist, father of Joseph Storer Clouston
  • Joseph Storer Clouston (1870-1944), Scottish author and historian
  • Brendan Roy Clouston (b. 1953), Canadian billionaire, former CEO and president of the telecoms company, Tele-Communications Inc
  • Scott Clouston (b. 1987), Australian rules footballer for the Brisbane Lions in 2008
  • Commander James Campbell Clouston (1900-1940), Canadian officer of the British Royal Navy, pier-master during the Dunkirk evacuation
  • James Stewart Clouston (1826-1874), Canadian merchant, the last Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), father of Sir Edward Seaborne Clouston
  • Sir Edward Seaborne Clouston (1849-1912), 1st Baronet, a Canadian banker and financier, General Manager of the Bank of Montreal
  • Cory Clouston (b. 1969), Canadian ice hockey coach
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WT-T4W : 6 December 2014), Sophie Clouston, 23 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-22R : 6 December 2014), Andrew Clouston, 28 Sep 1919; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Neptune, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66N-B5M : 6 December 2014), John Clouston, 05 Apr 1920; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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The Clouston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clouston 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.

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