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The roots of the Klos family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Klos 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. Klos 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.

Klos Early Origins



The surname Klos 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.

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Klos Spelling Variations


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Klos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klaus, Klauss, Claus, Clauss, Klauhs, Clauhs, Klausing (Westphalia), Klauser (Switzerland), Clausing, Clauser, Klausen, Klaussen, Clausen and many more.

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Klos Early History


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Klos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klos research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1755 is included under the topic Early Klos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klos 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Willem Klos, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johann Klos, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Simon Klos, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Joh Emanuel Klos, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

Klos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Klos, who landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Jul A Klos, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Nikolaus Klos, who arrived in North America in 1846
  • Peter Klos, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Chr Klos, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klos (post 1700)



  • Stanley Louis Klos (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1994; Candidate for West Virginia State Treasurer, 1996
  • Barney Klos, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939
  • Klaus Klos (b. 1952), German politician
  • Stefan Klos (b. 1971), retired German footballer
  • Stanley Louis "Stan" Klos (b. 1954), former amateur Italian basketball player businessman, and historical preservationist
  • Elmar Klos (1910-1993), Czechoslovakian film director

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    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 Klos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klos 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 6 October 2015 at 11:09.

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