Clow Family History
Clow Name Meaning
English: variant of Clough. English: metonymic occupational name for a nailer, from Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Clower. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Klau, a habitational name for someone from Klau near Aachen or Clauen in Lower Saxony, or Glau, a nickname for an astute person, from Old High German, Low German glou, glau ‘circumspect’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press