The Klugkist family is first recorded in Höxter, a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the left bank of the river Weser. The name Klugkist appears in the tax records of the city. Tax was paid by:

  • Short Kluuckiste, from 1482 to 1493
  • Herman (Harmen) Kluuckiste, from 1482 to 1517
  • Hanss Klukiste, from 1482 to 1517.

All three were householders and farmers.