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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Slater

    2%

In 1881, the most common Close occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Close's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Close. A less common occupation for the Close family was Slater.

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Close Historical Records

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Close Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Close

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