Kluis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Kluis 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 Kluis family

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

Kluis 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 Kluis family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Kluis 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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Migration of the Kluis family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhart Klaus, who came to New York City in 1709 with his wife and four children. Henrich Klaus left the Palatinate for England with his wife and two daughters in 1709.



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