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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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Close Family Origin

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Close Family Occupations

What did your Close ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Close. 4% of Close men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Close women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Close were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Joiner
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

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

Close Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Close Life Expectancy

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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