Kloss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Kloss 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 Kloss family

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

Kloss 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 Kloss family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Kloss 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 Kloss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Kloss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kloss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maria Kloss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Thomas Kloss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Henrich Kloss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johann Michael Kloss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • John Kloss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kloss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Kloss, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Robert Kloss, who landed in America in 1857 [1]
  • Alexander Kloss, who landed in Texas in 1858 [1]
  • E Kloss, who arrived in Texas in 1858 [1]
  • Johann Kloss, who landed in North America in 1859 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kloss (post 1700) +

  • Joanne C. Kloss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 [2]
  • Daniel Kloss, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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