Klausner Family History
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Klausner Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German klosenære, klusenære and German Klausner ‘hermit’ (from Latin clausum ‘cell’, ‘shut-away place’), hence a topographic name for someone living by a hermit’s cell or a byname for a hermit. The reasons of its adoption by Jews are uncertain. Austrian and Swiss German: topographic name from Klause ‘narrow pass’, ‘defile’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press