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TypeSurname (from nickname & from location)
UsageDutch

Meaning & History

Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet meaning "lump, ball". In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign which had a globe on it.