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Newfoundland's South Coast - CLUETT



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

Bill Crant

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

CLUETT, CLEUETT, variants of surnames of England and France, Cluett in England, Clouet, Cleuet in France, ? diminutives from St. Cloud, a French bishop of the 6th century. (Dauzat).

Guppy traced Cluett in Dorset.

In Newfoundland:

Family traditions: Ancestors of the Cluetts escaped the French Revolution by fleeing to England and later settling on the South Coast (MUN Folklore). ------ Cluett, from Wales, settled at Belleoram (MUN Folklore). -----, from Devon, to Rose Blanche, later settled at Belleoram (MUN Folklore). John, from Dorchester (Dorset), was the second settler at Belleoram in the early 18th century (MUN Hist.).

Early instances: Thomas Cluet, of Belleoram, 1835 (DPHW 30); John Clewitt, member of the Board of Road Commissioners for the Belleoram to St. Jacques area, 1844 (Nfld. Almanac); Charlotte Cluett, of Garnish, 1860 (DPHW 106); William Cluet, fisherman of Cape Fogo, 1871 (Lovell); John Clewett (and others), of Frenchman's Cove (Burin), 1871 (Lovell).

Modern status: Cluett, at Frenchman's Cove, Garnish and Belleoram; Cleuett, rare, at Port aux Basques.

Place names: Cluett Bight 47-37 55-54; ---- Head 47-52 55-49; ----- Rock 47-36 55-54.

Early Instances:



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