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Close Name Meaning

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’). English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person. Dutch: variant of Claeys. Altered spelling of German Klose.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Clos, Crose, Clare, Grose, Clower, Closs, Lose, Klos, Loose, Clore

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Where is the Close family from?

You can see how Close families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Close family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Close families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 191 Close families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Close's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Close families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Close surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Close ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Close. 45% of Close men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Close women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Close were Gardener and Manager.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Gardener
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    28%
  • Servant
    23%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Manager
    12%
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Census Records

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Close. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Close census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Close. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Close. For the veterans among your Close ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Close lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Close life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Close in 1944 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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