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The distinguished surname Clute emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Clute family originally lived in a place called Cloerterbooke or Cloerterbook in Flanders, which has since been lost to the map.

Clute Early Origins



The surname Clute was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times, approximately the 1400's and granted land there.

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Clute Spelling Variations


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Clute Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Clutterbuck, Clitterbuck, Clutterbook and many more.

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Clute Early History


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Clute Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clute research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1924 is included under the topic Early Clute History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clute Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clute Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clute 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Clute

Clute Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J G Clute, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Clute Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. W. Clute, aged 70, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Warren Clute, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Clute, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Henry J. Clute, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Marion Clute, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clute Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Maud Eva Clute, aged 25, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clute (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clute (post 1700)



  • Dan Clute (b. 1966), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (2007-2009)
  • Oscar Clute (1857-1935), American academic, President of Michigan's State Agricultural College (1889 to 1893)
  • Chester Clute (1891-1956), American actor who played in nearly 250 films from 1930 to 1953
  • Willard N. Clute (1869-1950), American author, naturalist and botanist
  • Warren W. Clute Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948
  • Warren W. Clute Sr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936
  • Steve Clute, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 44th District, 1994
  • Lemuel Clute, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1892
  • Jacob W. Clute, American politician, Mayor of Schenectady, New York, 1896
  • Charles H. Clute, American politician, Mayor of Marshall, Michigan, 1931-32, 1937-38
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

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