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Origin and popularity of the name CLOWES


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.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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