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

Klosterman Early Origins



The surname Klosterman 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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Klosterman Spelling Variations


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Klosterman 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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Klosterman Early History


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Klosterman Early History



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

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Klosterman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klosterman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Klosterman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wobbe Klosterman, aged 33, landed in New York in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klosterman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klosterman (post 1700)



  • Steve Klosterman, American volleyball player, MVP of the Puerto Rican Championships (2007-2008), Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championships (2006)
  • Don Klosterman, American head women's soccer coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Donald Clement Klosterman (1930-2000), American football executive
  • Charles John "Chuck" Klosterman (b. 1972), American author and essayist, writer of the "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine
  • Harry G. Klosterman, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Covington, Kentucky (1938-1939)
  • Leonard C. Klosterman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1962
  • Emmalyn F. Klosterman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Klosterman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klosterman 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 3 June 2016 at 07:08.

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