CLOSE, CLOSS and variants
 One-name study

  Collyweston, Northamptonshire, a hotspot for the CLOSE surname

Welcome to the CLOSE/CLOSS one-name study website

Please don't copy information without checking sources yourself! The trees are a work in progress, and consequently some relationships are based on a balance of probabilities and need further research to seek conclusive evidence. If you are able to provide additional information and/or corrections, please get in touch. Thanks a lot!

Feature Articles

feature 1 John Close of Bourne (1816-1873), Lincolnshire, was convicted of burglary and transported to New South Wales in 1838. On completion of his sentence he received leave to remain, he married and had 10 children who survived into adulthood and married.

feature 2 Rev. Titus Close (1795-1833), Became a Wesleyan minister in 1818. Just 2 weeks after his marriage in 1819 he and his wife set sail for India where they engaged in missionary work.

feature 3 Ivy Close (1890-1968) Silent movie star and said to be the world's first beauty queen as the winner of a contest run by the Daily Mirror in 1908. Recently featured on the BBC news website: when her portrait, which was part of her prize, was restored and donated to the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

feature 4 CLOSE/CLOSS Y-DNA project The CLOSE Y-DNA project is looking for CLOSE/CLOSS descendants willing to take a Y-DNA37 test (or higher) in order to help us to establish surname origins, and identify possible links between the various branches displayed on this website.

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