The surname Clugston was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Conrad Kluger of Prague in 1320, and Mertin Kluge of Habelschwerdt in 1397.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Clugston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
James Clugston, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875