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The distinguished surname Clemente can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures.

The Clemente surname is a patronymic or plural form of the personal name Clemente, from the Latin "clemens," which means "mild" or "merciful."

Clemente Early Origins



The surname Clemente was first found in Rimini, and date back to the 12th century, when Giordano Clementini was a military commander during the expedition to the Orient.

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Clemente Spelling Variations


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Clemente Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Clemente include Clementi, Clemente, Chimenti, Chimento, Chimienti, Chiumenti, Chiommiente, De Clemente, Di Clemente, Clementini, Clementucci, Clemenza, Clemenzo and many more.

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Clemente Early History


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Clemente Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemente research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1158, 1550, 1700, and 1752 are included under the topic Early Clemente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clemente Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clemente Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Ramondo Clemenza, who made count in 1158; Giovan-Battista Clementini, General of the Infantry under Duke Carlo Emanuele of Savoy; Clementino Clementini, a military captain of Venetian troupes; Giulio Clementini...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clemente 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



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Clemente were

Clemente Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Theo Clemente, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Clemente Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Nickel Clemente, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Nicolaus Clemente, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Jacob Clemente, who landed in America in 1753
  • Catharina Medart Clemente, who arrived in America in 1753
  • Georg Clemente, who landed in America in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clemente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lorenzo Clemente, who landed in America in 1827
  • Juan Clemente, who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • Manuel Clemente, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851
  • Antonio Clemente, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Casiano Clemente, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemente (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemente (post 1700)



  • Luís Fabiano Clemente (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Clemente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clemente 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 9 December 2015 at 23:28.

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