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Clearwater Family History

Clearwater Name Meaning
Translation of German Klarwasser, a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of pure water, from Middle High German klar ‘clear’ + wazzer ‘water’. Compare Rainwater.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Clearwater Families

  • Number of Clearwater families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Clearwater Family Origin

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Clearwater Immigration Information

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Clearwater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Clearwater census records

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Clearwater Civil War Service Records

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