Kluge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kluge family

The surname Kluge was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Conrad Kluger of Prague in 1320, and Mertin Kluge of Habelschwerdt in 1397.

Early History of the Kluge family

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Kluge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kluge, Kluger, Klug, Klugen, Clug, Cluge, Clugen and many more.

Early Notables of the Kluge family (pre 1700)

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Kluge Ranking

In the United States, the name Kluge is the 11,683rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Kluge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kluge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicklas Kluge, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Carl Kluge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • August Kluge, who landed in America in 1783 [2]
Kluge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eduard Kluge, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Wilhelm Kluge, who arrived in Texas in 1852
  • William Kluge, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
  • Marie Kluge, aged 5, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [2]

Canada Kluge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kluge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • August Kluge, who settled in Canada in 1783

Australia Kluge migration to Australia +

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

Kluge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Kluge, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kluge (post 1700) +

  • P F Kluge, German-American author
  • Edward C. Kluge, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1929 [4]
  • Alexander Kluge (b. 1932), German writer, director, and actor
  • Friedrich Kluge (1856-1926), German, best known for the Kluge etymological dictionary of the German language
  • Walter Kluge, German luge athlete
  • Peer Kluge, German footballer
  • H Jürgen Kluge, German physicist
  • Günther “Hans” von Kluge (1882-1944), German military leader
  • Kurt Kluge (1886-1940), professor of bronze sculpture in Berlin who wrote very successful novels in the 1930s


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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