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The name Klasen was first used by the people of the German province of Westphalia, which lay in the area between the Rhine and Wesser rivers. It is a patronymic name, derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Along with metronymic names, which come from the name of the mother of the bearer, patronymics were one of the most popular early German name types. Klasen was derived from the baptismal name Clausen, which is a form of the name Nicholas. The given name Nicholas, which means people's victory, was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

Klasen Early Origins



The surname Klasen was first found in Westphalia, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played important roles in the local political conflicts which forged the nation.

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Klasen Spelling Variations


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Klasen Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Klasen include Klassen, Klasse, Klass, Klasen, Klase, Klas, Classen, Classe, Class, Clasen, Clase, Clas, Klasing, Klaasen, Klaasen, Claasen, Klaase, Claase, Klaas and many more.

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Klasen Early History


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Klasen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klasen research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1786, 1850, 1622 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Klasen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klasen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klasen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Klasen were Daniel Clasen, in Latin Danielis Clasenius or Clasenus (1622-1678), a German political theorist, religious scholar, and classicist; and...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klasen 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



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Klasen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Klasen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1637
  • Aechtje Jacobs Klasen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1650
  • Dirck Klasen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1650
  • Valentine Klasen, who landed in America in 1662
  • Marritje Jacobs Klasen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1662

Klasen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Klasen, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1874

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Klasen Historic Events


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Klasen Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Hulda Kristina Eugenia Klasén (d. 1912), (Nee Lofqvist), aged 36, Swedish Third Class passenger from Salmunds, Gotland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Klas Albin Klasén (d. 1912), aged 18, Swedish Third Class passenger from Grimshut, Smĺland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Gertrud Emilia Klasén (d. 1912), aged 16 mnths, Swedish Third Class passenger from Grimshut, Smĺland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Klasen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klasen 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 February 2014 at 10:06.

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