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Newfoundland's South Coast - CLOTHIER



This page is for listings of the surname CLOTHIER, and people with research interest.

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Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

CLOTHIER, a surname of England, from Old English clath - (maker or seller of) cloth. (Reaney).

Traced by Guppy in Somerset.

In Newfoundland:

Early instances: John Clothier(s), of Trinity Bay, 1765 (DPHW 64); John Clothier and son, occupiers of fishing room, Trinity, Winter 1800-01 (Census Trinity B.); Charles, of Little River (Burgeo-La Poile district), 1841 (DPHW 101); George, fisherman of Barr'd Is-lands, 1850 (DPHW 83); John, fisherman of Rencontre, 1853 (DPHW 102); Isaac, fisherman of Lower Burgeo, 1871 (Lovell).

Modern status: In the Burgeo-La Poile district.

Early Instances:



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