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Clowes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Close. Americanized spelling of German Klaus.

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

Similar surnames: Clower, Clowe, Clow, Close, Copes, Closs, Cowey, Coomes, Clos, Clore

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Where is the Clowes family from?

You can see how Clowes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clowes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clowes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 33 Clowes families living in New Brunswick. This was about 69% of all the recorded Clowes's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Clowes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clowes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clowes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clowes. 35% of Clowes men worked as a Labourer.

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clowes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Clowes. For the veterans among your Clowes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clowes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Clowes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Clowes in 1959 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

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