A bit of potted history …
The Close’s are of Normand (French name for the Norman language and people from Normandy) Saxon, Viking (Norse) Scott, Irish descent. Primarily UK but of mostly blond haired blue-eyed children. The early Close, Closs and Clough names were of Saxon lineage; 1200-1400 Yorkshire, Britton and Scotland homeland.
Our ancestors were the horse trainers of Normand Knights and as such they trained the huge horses which carried the armour, knights and kings into battle! Many of our lineage were allowed to own property, which was unheard of then.
The Close name, which signifies a piece of ground enclosed with hedge, wall or water, is of agricultural origin, though intimately associated with ecclesiastical usage in which it is applied specifically to denote the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
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