Kluger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kluger family

The surname Kluger 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 Kluger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kluger research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1797, 1703, 1779 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Kluger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kluger Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kluger family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kluger family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Klug, who came to England and/or America in 1709 at the age of 37 with his wife and child. Nicklas Kluge arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; while August Kluge came to Canada in 1783. Wilhelm Kluge arrived in Texas in 1852.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kluger (post 1700) +

  • Richard Kluger (b. 1934), American journalist and author awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • Alan M. Kluger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1976 [1]
  • Ruth Klüger (1931-2020), German-born, Professor Emerita of German Studies at the University of California, Irvine and a Holocaust survivor


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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