Cleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Cleman originated in the dynamic country of France. France has long been known for its powerful and eccentric royal dynasties. The surname Cleman is derived from the popular French given name, Clement, which is derived from the Latin word "clemens", which means "mild" or "merciful". This type of surname is known as a patronym, and comes from a broad class of surnames, called hereditary surnames. 
Early Origins of the Cleman family
The surname Cleman was first found in Poitou, where this family was established in early times.
This renowned family formed several branches that were confirmed with letters of nobility in 1698 and 1705. Of the branch Clémançeau de la Locquerie sprang the branch Colombier, namely Georges Clémançeau. The Clémançeau branch of la Lande contributed a deputy of the Legislature, and of the Cinq Cents. 
Early History of the Cleman family
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Cleman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clément, Clement, Clemanceau, Clemancon, Clémence, Clémentin, Clémentel, Clémentet, Clémenceau, Clémencet, Clémençon, Clémenson, Clémançeau, Clémançon, Clémanson, Cléman, Clémendet, Clémendot, Clémençat, Clémensat and many more.
Early Notables of the Cleman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cleman family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Clément, the son of Jean and Julienne Vivie of Normandy, who was married in Quebec to Marie-Louise Giraud; Pierre Clément, the son of Jean and Jeanne Martin, originally of Aunis, who married Louise Gè.
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