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Clouse Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Klaus or German Flemish Walloon and Dutch Claus . Compare Clous .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Crouse, Blouse, Clouser, Couse, Close, Clore, Claus, Cruse, Gouse

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Where is the Clouse family from?

You can see how Clouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clouse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Clouse families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Clouse's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Clouse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clouse. 25% of Clouse men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Clouse women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clouse were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Clouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clouse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 725 immigration records available for the last name Clouse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Clouse. For the veterans among your Clouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clouse lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Clouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clouse in 1946 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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