What Is The Origin Of Last Name "Close" And Could It Be A Jewish Last Name?

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Nancy McAndrews answered
Hi there,
I looked it up on the net and this is what I found.. Have a great day!
Last name 'Close'
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').
English: From Middle English clos(e) 'secret', applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.
Dutch: Variant of Claeys.
Altered spelling of German Klose.
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Anonymous answered
No, close is either english or irish.  My grandfather was originally from Ireland, but because of the potato famine moved to England
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Anonymous answered
Being a close I have also searched this. The CLOSE name actually originates in the time of Anglo-Saxon. It is from the English and some CLOSEs then ventured to Ireland where they made home. So the name is not Jewish and is, in fact, English or Irish depending on where exactly your family originated. I hope this is helpful =]

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