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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’).
  2. English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.
  3. Dutch: variant of Claeys.
  4. Altered spelling of German Klose.

Famous people with this first name: Glenn Close

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