Klauer Family History
Klauer Name Meaning
German:: occupational name for a bailiff later a servant in general Middle Low German klūver (from kluven ‘to put someone in chains or handcuffs’). in northern Germany from klaue ‘claw’ a nickname for a quick agile man. habitational name for someone from a place called Klauen near Hildesheim or from Klau near Aachen. in nautical slang an occupational name for someone who repaired cracked and leaking boats. in Hesse and the Middle Rhine area a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred oxen from a dialect word Klauer ‘breeding bull’. Compare Clauer and Clower .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press