Claus Family History

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Claus Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Klaus, which is from a popular personal name, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). This spelling is also found in Dutch. Occitan: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard or farmyard, from Late Latin clausum ‘enclosure’, ‘closed’, originally the past participle of claudere ‘to close’.

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


Similar surnames: Klaus, Glaus, Claes, Class, Claps, Lau, Clauss, Plass, Claar, Laut

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Claus Family Origin

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Claus Family Occupations

What did your Claus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Claus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Claus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Claus family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Claus.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Claus ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Claus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Claus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Claus. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Claus. For the veterans among your Claus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claus Life Expectancy

What is the average Claus lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Claus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Claus in 1945 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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