Meaning and Origin of: Close
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Family name origins & meanings:
- 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.