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

Klose Early Origins



The surname Klose 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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Klose Spelling Variations


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Klose 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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Klose Early History


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Klose Early History



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

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Klose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klose Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Klose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maria Klose, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Klose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Rosina Klose, aged 33, arrived in America in 1839
  • Heinrich Klose, who landed in America in 1839
  • Ernst Klose, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Robert Klose, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1862
  • August Klose, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Klose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Klose arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caleb Angas" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CALEB ANGAS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CalebAngas.gif
  • Carl Klose, aged 36, a dairy farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klose (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klose (post 1700)



  • Kevin Klose, Canadian-born, American former president of National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Miroslav Josef Klose (b. 1978), German footballer
  • Margarete Klose (1902-1968), German operatic mezzo-soprano
  • Kirsten Klose (b. 1977), German Olympic bronze medalist hammer thrower at the 2000 Olympic Games
  • Hans-Ulrich Klose (b. 1937), German politician (SPD)
  • Friedrich Klose (1862-1942), German composer
  • Adolf Klose (1844-1923), German railroad engineer and inventor
  • Josef Klose, Polish football player
  • Rado "Bob" Klose (b. 1945), British musician and photographer
  • Anastasia Klose (b. 1978), Australian artist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CALEB ANGAS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CalebAngas.gif
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Other References

  1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Klose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klose 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 26 April 2016 at 18:47.

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