Klose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Klose family

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.

Early History of the Klose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klose 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 Klose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Klose family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Klose 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...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Klose migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Klose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Rosina Klose, aged 33, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Heinrich Klose, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Ernst Klose, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Robert Klose, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • August Klose, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Klose migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Klose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Klose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caleb Angas" in 1840 [2]
  • Carl Klose, aged 36, a dairy farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [3]

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
  • Francis Joseph Klose (1784-1830), English musical composer, born in London, member of the orchestra of the King's Theatre and of the Concerts of Ancient Music
  • Josef Klose, Polish football player
  • Rado "Bob" Klose (b. 1945), British musician and photographer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  • Heinz Klose (1912-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CALEB ANGAS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CalebAngas.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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