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Claret is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Clarret. This surname is metronymic in origin, and is based on the first name of the mother having derived from the Latin Clara which literally means bright and fair. Metronymic names were not uncommon during the medieval period. There were a large number of widows in some English communities, and as a result the children of these women would be referred to as the widow's child.

Claret Early Origins



The surname Claret was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.

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Claret Spelling Variations


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Claret Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Claret have been found, including Claret, Clarret, Clarot, Clarrot and others.

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Claret Early History


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Claret Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claret research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Claret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Claret Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Claret Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Claret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Claret, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Claret Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • V. Claret, who was on record in Louisiana in 1745

Claret Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Claret, who was naturalized in South Carolina in 1804
  • Joseph Claret who arrived in New Orleans in 1821
  • Joseph Claret, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Claret (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Claret (post 1700)



  • Chantal Claret, American lead singer for the power pop band "Morningwood"
  • Emmanuelle Claret (1968-2013), French gold and silver medalist bi-athlete at the 1996 World Championships

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Claret Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claret 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 May 2013 at 13:07.

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