Klosterman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Klosterman family

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.

Early History of the Klosterman family

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

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.

Early Notables of the Klosterman family (pre 1700)

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


United States Klosterman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klosterman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wobbe Klosterman, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1848 [1]

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) [2]
  • Emmalyn F. Klosterman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956 [2]
  • Leonard C. Klosterman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1962 [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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