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Claus Family History

Claus Name Meaning

Flemish Walloon Dutch and German: from a variant of the personal name Klaus a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). This surname is also found in France (Alsace Lorraine and Nord). Compare Clouse .

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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Where is the Claus family from?

You can see how Claus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Claus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Claus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Claus families living in New York. This was about 83% of all the recorded Claus's in USA. New York had the highest population of Claus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Claus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Claus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Claus. 14% of Claus men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Claus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claus were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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What Claus family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 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 Lists

There are 6,000 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 Cards

There are 11,000 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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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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