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Where did the German Clemments family come from? What is the German Clemments family crest and coat of arms? When did the Clemments family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Clemments family history?German surnames developed at a time when most of the German provinces were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Germany. Two of the common types of family names found in Germany are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and matronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Klemmenz, Klemmentz, Klemmens, Klemments, Klemens, Clemmens, Clemens, Clemmenz, Clemmentz, Clemments, Clementz, Klementz, Klemenz, Klements, Klemmz, Klemmtz, Klemz, Klemts, Klemtz, Klemment, Klement, Clemment, Clement, Klems, Klemmt (Silesia), Klemt (Silesia), Klemmenter, Clemmenten, Clemmenter and many more.
First found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The name refers back to St. Clemens, the patron saint of sailors. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Nicolas Clemmenter (1332) of Bohemia.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemments research. Another 243 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1744 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Clemments History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gerhard Clemens, who came to America in 1709 at the age of 28 with his wife and two sons. Valentin Klemens came to Philadelphia in 1754; Leonard Clementz settled in Maryland in 1763.
The Clemments Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clemments Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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