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Where does the name come from?

Where does the name come from?

Emily Cloer (View posts)
Posted: 952167100000
I am 15 and have grown up on foster care. Could someone please tell me where does the name come from? English?, German?


Richard Cloer (View posts)
Posted: 954395681000
Hey Emily,

My research suggests that the Cloer name comes from Germany. In the early 1700s a german colony came to settle in parts of Virginia from Germany. Over the years the family has migrated down into North Carolina and Tennessee. Hope that helps.

Richard A. Cloer


Leroy M. CLoer (View posts)
Posted: 954426132000
My father was William Jahue Cloer, whose father was John Thomas Cloer, whose father was John Addison Cloer. We are close kin. We know Bertha and all Katherine.E-mail me at

The Cloer Family

Richard Cloer (View posts)
Posted: 954823110000
Dear Leroy,

I tried to e-mail you, but my mail was rejected. Could you mail me at I would love to hear from you.


richard a cloer

rhonda (View posts)
Posted: 979147657000
you struck a cord.... my grand father's family is from north carolina. his name was zachary taylor cloer. he was around 100 at death. dod 1970. married to etta mae padgett and had around 6 children. could we be related?...if not do you know this family line? me at

Zachary Taylor Cloer

Richard Cloer (View posts)
Posted: 979210600000
During the late 1800s it was not uncommon for families to name their children after popular members of government. My records have a host of individuals named after George Washington Thomas Jefferson. It is interesting that your great grandfather was named after our 10th president, Zachary Taylor. Zachary Taylor was a popular president even though he is not considered the strongest. I will look at my records. Thanks for the information.

Best Regards,
Richard Cloer

zachary taylor cloer

rhonda (View posts)
Posted: 979489320000
my g grandfather is zachary taylor. are you related to him? he died in 1969 at around his 90's. married to etta mae padgett
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