Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon name Claris comes from when the family resided in Clearhedge Wood, in the county of Sussex. The surname Claris was originally derived from the Old English spelling Clarrige.
Early Origins of the Claris family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Claris family
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Claris Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Claris has been recorded under many different variations, including Clarice, Claris, Clericia, Claricia, Clarisse, Claricesone and many more.
Early Notables of the Claris family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Claris family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Claris or a variant listed above:
Claris Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Claris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Claris Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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