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Type Surname (ornamental)
Pronounced Pron. KLOOG(Austrian German)  [key]
Other Forms FormsClug, Clugel, Clugelin, Kluge, Klugen, Kluger, Klugman, Klugmann

Meaning & History

First recorded in the early 14th century in present-day Austria (southeastern region of the Holy Roman Empire at that time). The surname was derived from the ancient Germanic word kluoc meaning "noble" or "refined".
Significant early historical recordings of this surname include those of Bentz Clueg of Gachingen (1383) and Mertin Kluge of Habelschwerdt (1397).
Added 8/16/2018 by anonymous