How to find a family connection between UK and the Continent?

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This surname, variously spelled Clezie, Clazie, Claisye, Claise, Clasey., Clazey, Clazy, Clezy, is shown in records as early as 1665 at Berwick-upon-Tweed and on both sides of the Border, southern Scotland and northern England.  Spelling was inconsistent but, remarkably, they were all related!  Similar surnames are found on the Continent,: Clezie in France before the Revolution, Claeys, Claeyes, Clasie in the Low Countries..  How can we ever prove a connection between those in the UK and those on the Continent?
asked in Genealogy Help by Rick Heiser G2G Crew (560 points)

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I would try finding sailing lists..if you have a idea when they may have come you can find boats leaving from that area ,,,around that time,,,and follow the landing...it often helps to go to a library,,find out what was going on around the time they may have left. Like in Ireland and Scotland the clearence was a great way to follow,where they left from,,where they arrived and what area they settled to before moving on,
answered by Rita Miller G2G2 (2.7k points)

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