Origins Available: English
Clarret is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that 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.
Early Origins of the Clarret family
The surname Clarret was first found in Huntingdonshire where John Clarrot was considered to be the first record of the family in ancient England
. He was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. Walter Clarte was listed in Normandy
, 1180-95. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Clarret family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clarret research.Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Clarret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clarret 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. Clarret has been recorded under many different variations, including Claret, Clarret, Clarot, Clarrot and others.
Early Notables of the Clarret family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Clarret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clarret family to Ireland
Some of the Clarret family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clarret 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 Clarret or a variant listed above: Joseph Claret who arrived in New Orleans in 1821.