The name Clovse is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Clovse family
The surname Clovse was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Clovse family
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Clovse Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Clovse has been spelled many different ways, including Close, Cloase, Cloise, Clowse, Clovse, Cloace, Cloce, Cloose and many more.
Early Notables of the Clovse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clovse family to Ireland
Some of the Clovse 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.
Migration of the Clovse family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Clovses to arrive in North America: 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 Clovse 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.