Cluthier is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person employed making or selling nails, particularly those used for horse shoes. The surname is derived from the Old French word clou,
which in turn derives from the Latin word clavus,
which both mean nail.
Early Origins of the Cluthier family
The surname Cluthier was first found in Normandy
where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Cluthier family
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Cluthier Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cluthier were recorded, including Cloutier, Clouthier, Clouther, Clothier, Clouter, Cluthier, Cloethier, Cloetier and many more.
Early Notables of the Cluthier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cluthier family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cluthier arrived in North America very early: Zacharie Cloutier II settled in Quebec in about 1630 and may have been the first immigrant of the name from Normandy
, his son Rene married Barbe Aymard in 1672.