Klos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Klos family

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.

Early History of the Klos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klos research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1755, 1656, 1713, 1656, 1679, 1681 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Klos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Klos family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Klos 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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Klos Ranking

In the United States, the name Klos is the 14,271st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Klos migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Johann Klos, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Simon Klos, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [2]
  • Joh Emanuel Klos, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
Klos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Klos, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [2]
  • Jul A Klos, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [2]
  • Nikolaus Klos, who arrived in North America in 1846 [2]
  • Peter Klos, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [2]
  • Chr Klos, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [3]
  • Barney Klos, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939 [3]
  • 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


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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