When Andrew George Clausen was born on 9 August 1891, in Dawson, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States, his father, Claus Clausen Ronnei, was 47 and his mother, Gjertrud Lassesen Or Johnson, was 38. He married Alvera Vera Skoien about 1913, in Dawson, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States. He died on 2 January 1959, in Madison, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 67.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Holger, Bente, Ingard, Niels, Ansgar, Astrid, Bent, Bjorn, Erik, Evald, Jorgen, Knud.
North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variants Claussen and Klausen . Compare Clauson 1.