The name Clarrys is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Clearhedge Wood, in the county of Sussex
. The surname Clarrys was originally derived from the Old English spelling Clarrige.
Early Origins of the Clarrys family
The surname Clarrys was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Clarrys family
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Clarrys Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Clarrys are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Clarrys include: Clarice, Claris, Clericia, Claricia, Clarisse, Claricesone and many more.
Early Notables of the Clarrys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clarrys family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clarrys or a variant listed above: M. Claris, who arrived in North America in 1776; and Maria Clarisse, who arrived in Pella, IA in 1880.