Kloz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Kloz is derived from the old Germanic term "Klotz," meaning "awkward, clumsy." The name was most likely initially bestowed as a nickname, either on someone who was clumsy or in an ironic way on someone who was exceptionally graceful.

Early Origins of the Kloz family

The surname Kloz was first found in Hessen, where the family was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The Klozes would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest known bearer of the name was Berchtolt Klotz, who is registered in the "Furstenbergisches Urkundenbuch" in 1343.

Early History of the Kloz family

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Kloz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klotz, Klottz, Klotzz, Klots, Klotze, Klotzes, Klottze, Klottzz, Klutz, Clotz, Cloete and many more.

Early Notables of the Kloz family (pre 1700)

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Australia Kloz migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kloz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Kloz, (Klotz), (b. 1840), aged 26, English plasterer and tiler who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia, he died in 1877 [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona


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