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The name Clower is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from 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.

Clower Early Origins



The surname Clower 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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Clower Spelling Variations


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Clower Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Clower are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Clower include: Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.

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Clower Early History


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Clower Early History



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

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Clower Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clower Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clower or a variant listed above:

Clower Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Clower, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Derby, in 1903
  • William Clower, aged 40, who landed in America from Derby, in 1903
  • Florence Clower, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Frederick V. Clower, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Virginia B.A. Clower, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clower (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clower (post 1700)



  • Robert Wayne Clower (1926-2011), American economist who created the field of stock-flow analysis in economics, eponym of Clower constraint
  • Howard Gerald "Jerry" Clower (1926-1998), American stand-up comedian, his stories of the rural South gave him the nickname "The Mouth of Mississippi"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Clower Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clower 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 25 May 2017 at 08:05.

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