Kloster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Kloster 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 Kloster family

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

Kloster 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 Kloster family (pre 1700)

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


United States Kloster migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kloster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Kloster, who landed in Iowa in 1887 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kloster (post 1700) +

  • Knut Utstein Kloster (1929-2020), Norwegian shipping magnate


  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)


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