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