The ancient and distinguished German surname Kluth 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 Kluth family
The surname Kluth 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 Kluthes 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 Kluth family
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Kluth 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 Kluth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kluth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kluth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Karl Albert Bruno Kluth, aged 26, who landed in America in 1843 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)