Klostermann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Klostermann 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 Klostermann family

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

Klostermann 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 Klostermann family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Klostermann 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...
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United States Klostermann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klostermann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Lucas Klostermann, who arrived in America in 1813-1820 [1]
  • Henr Bernd Klostermann, who arrived in America in 1813-1820 [1]
  • Ernst Klostermann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • A Cath Klostermann, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Heinrich Klostermann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Klostermann (post 1700) +

  • August Klostermann (1837-1915), German Lutheran theologian
  • Karel Klostermann (1848-1923), Czech and Austrian writer who used the pseudonym Faustin

Bismarck
  • Friedrich Klostermann (1919-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [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. ^ 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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