Klausing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Klausing family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Klausing is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and matronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. Klausing is derived from the medieval given name Klaus, which is a shortened form of the personal name Niklaus or Nicholas. The given name Nicholas, which means people's victory, was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Klausing family
The surname Klausing was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.
Early History of the Klausing family
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Klausing 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 Klausing include Klaus, Klauss, Claus, Clauss, Klauhs, Clauhs, Klausing (Westphalia), Klauser (Switzerland), Clausing, Clauser, Klausen, Klaussen, Clausen and many more.
Early Notables of the Klausing family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Klausing in this period include John Closterman (1656-1713), portrait-painter, born at Osnaburg, Hanover, in 1656, the son of an artist, who taught him the rudiments of design. "In 1679 he went to...
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Klausing migration to the United States +
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Klausing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charl Klausing, aged 17, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 
- Friedrich Klausing, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1892
Klausing Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ernst Klausing, aged 20, who landed in America from Hustadte Kr. Melle, Germany, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Klausing (post 1700) +
- Chuck Klausing (1925-2018), American football player and head football coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1964 to 1969, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998
- Charles H. Klausing, American politician, Burgess of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, 1954-60 
- Friedrich Karl Klausing (1920-1944), German resistance fighter in Nazi Germany, one of the July 20, 1944 plotters sentenced to death for his actions
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html