Kloss Family History
Kloss Name Meaning
German (also Klöss): from the South and East German personal name Kloss a short form of Nikolaus German form of Nicholas . Compare Klos . The form Klöss is found in Württemberg and Rhineland. German: nickname from Middle High German kloʒ ‘lump tangle snarl block wooden wedge’ for a coarse or crude person. Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Kłos ‘ear or spike of cereal’ (see Klos ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022