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.