The origins of the Clarice name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Clearhedge Wood, in the county of Sussex
. The surname Clarice was originally derived from the Old English spelling Clarrige.
Early Origins of the Clarice family
The surname Clarice was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Clarice family
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Clarice Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Clarice were recorded, including Clarice, Claris, Clericia, Claricia, Clarisse, Claricesone and many more.
Early Notables of the Clarice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clarice family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Clarice family emigrate to North America: M. Claris, who arrived in North America in 1776; and Maria Clarisse, who arrived in Pella, IA in 1880.