Kluth Family History
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Kluth Name Meaning
North German: from Middle Low German klut(e) ‘lump of earth’, ‘sod’, ‘clod’, hence nicknames for an ungainly, clumsy, or uncouth person; in some cases they may have been applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer. See also Kloth, Klotz. North German: habitational name from, for example, places called Klut near Hamelin or Detmold. Probably also a variant of Dutch Kloot(e) or Kloet, cognates of 1, from Middle Dutch cloot ‘clog’, ‘clod’, ‘lump’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press