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Clarisse is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Clearhedge Wood, in the county of Sussex. The surname Clarisse was originally derived from the Old English spelling Clarrige.

Clarisse Early Origins



The surname Clarisse was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Clarisse Spelling Variations


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Clarisse Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clarisse family name include Clarice, Claris, Clericia, Claricia, Clarisse, Claricesone and many more.

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Clarisse Early History


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Clarisse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clarisse research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1175, 1273, 1275, 1327 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Clarisse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarisse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clarisse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clarisse 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clarisse surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Clarisse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Clarisse, who arrived in Pella, IA in 1880

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Clarisse Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Clarisse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clarisse 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 28 March 2014 at 14:40.

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