Last name: CLOWES

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CLOWES : This last name is indexed 29,721 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLOWES : 1: English: topographic name from Middle English clouse cluse Old English clūse ‘bar enclosure narrow pass’ later ‘mill dam sluicegate or floodgate’. In the latter sense it may have been a metonymic occupational name applied to a miller. See also Clowser.2: English: variant of Close or Clow with post-medieval excrescent -s.3: Americanized form of German Klaus.

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