Last name: CLOSE

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All you have to know about the last name CLOSE

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CLOSE : This last name is indexed 101,907 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLOSE : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos from Late Latin clausum past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.2: English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’ applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.3: Dutch: variant of Cloos.4: German: variant of Klose and in North America (also) an altered form of this. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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