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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

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Claus Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claus

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