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.
Early Origins of the Clarisse family
The surname Clarisse was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Clarisse family
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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.
Early Notables of the Clarisse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clarisse family to the New World and Oceana
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