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The name Clowe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Cheshire in an area that was described by the Old English word as cloh, which means that the bearers of this surname lived near a ravine or hollow. It also could be described as the place that was set back from the town or village.

Clowe Early Origins



The surname Clowe was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Clowe Spelling Variations


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Clowe 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. Clowe has been spelled many different ways, including Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.

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Clowe Early History


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Clowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clowe research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1543 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Clowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clowe 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



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 Clowes to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Clowes who settled in New England in 1750; John Clowes settled in Philadelphia in 1834; Joseph Clowes settled in San Francisco in 1852; John Clows settled in Delaware Bay with his wife Marjorie and three children in 1683.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clowe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clowe (post 1700)



  • M. B. Clowe Jr., American politician, Mayor of Winchester, Virginia, 1953-56
  • Charles Edward Clowe, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Stoddard County, 1929-30; Candidate for Missouri State Senate 23rd District, 1936
  • Charles E. Clowe Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1960

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Clowe Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Clowe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clowe 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 15 January 2016 at 14:19.

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