Klauer Family History
Klauer Name Meaning
occupational name for a bailiff, later a servant in general, Middle Low German kluver (from kluven ‘to put someone in chains or handcuffs’). in northern Germany, from klaue ‘claw’, a nickname for a quick, agile man. habitational name for someone from a place called Klauen near Hildeshiem or from Klau near Aachen. in nautical slang an occupational name for someone who repaired cracked and leaking boats. in Hessen and the central Rhine area, a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred oxen, from a dialect word Klauer ‘breeding bull’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press