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Early Origins of the Cluett family

The surname Cluett was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Cluett family

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Cluett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cludd, Cludde, Clud, Clued, Clewd, Clewde, Cluede, Cluddly, Cluddely, Cluddeley and many more.

Early Notables of the Cluett family

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Cluett Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Cluett is the 373rd most popular surname with an estimated 125 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Cluett family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cluett (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Harold Cluett (1874-1954), American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1912; Presidential Elector for New York, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934 [2]

SS Caribou
  • Miss Abigail Cluett (b. 1936), Newfoundland passenger from Rose Blanche, Newfoundland and Labrador was travelling aboard the railway ferry "SS Caribou" when it was struck by a German submarine torpedo on 14th October 1942, the most significant sinking in Canadian waters at that time, she died in the sinking

  1. The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook