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The origins of the Clowes name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes 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.

Clowes Early Origins



The surname Clowes 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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Clowes Spelling Variations


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Clowes Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Clowes were recorded, including Clowes, Clowe, Clows and others.

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Clowes Early History


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Clowes Early History



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

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Clowes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clowes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Clowes family emigrate to North America:

Clowes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Inc Clowes, who landed in Virginia in 1661
  • Elizabeth Clowes, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • John Clowes, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Clowes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Clowes who settled in New England in 1750

Clowes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Clowes settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Joseph Clowes settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • Harriet Clowes, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1864

Clowes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Gerardus Clowes U.E. born in Hempstead, Long Island, USA who settled in Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was Captain in DeLancey's 3rd Battalion Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lt. John Clowes U.E. born in Hempstead, Long Island, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783; he served in DeLancey's 3rd Battalion Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lt. Samuel Clowes U.E. born in Hempstead, Long Island, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783; he served in DeLancey's 3rd Battalion Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Timothy Clowes U.E. born in Hempstead, Long Island, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Timothy Clowes U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clowes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clowes (post 1700)



  • Samuel Clowes, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County, 1789-96
  • B. Valentine Clowes, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1880
  • Daniel Gillespie Clowes (b. 1961), American author, screenwriter and cartoonist
  • Josiah Clowes (1735-1794), noted English civil engineer and canal builder
  • Samuel William Clowes (1821-1898), English Conservative politician
  • John Alan Clowes (b. 1929), English footballer
  • William Clowes (1779-1847), English founder of William Clowes Ltd, a printing firm in London in 1803
  • William Clowes (1780-1851), co-founder of Primitive M English ethodists
  • Sir William Laird Clowes (1856-1905), British journalist and historian
  • Lieutenant-General Cyril Albert Clowes (1892-1968), Australian Commander in Chief of the Southern Command from 1946 to 1949
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Clowes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clowes 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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