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Clements is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the given name Clement which means the son of Clement. The name is from Latin origin and applies to a mild or merciful individual. It gained popularity in Medieval Europe when it was borne by an early saint who was a disciple of St. Paul, and later when the name was used by several early popes.



Clements Early Origins



The surname Clements was first found in Brecknock, in the Welsh princedom of Powys, located in the border country between Wales and England. A bearer of Clement is said to have arrived in the Norman Conquest of England with Bernard Newmarche. Together they later fought in Brecon where they conquered the Lordship of Caron; after this battle Clement was given land at Llangorse Lake and at Cathedine. There is a record of a Grant of these lands to Geoffrey Clement made at Westminster by Edward 1 on the 10th February 1290. There has also long been a family of this name in Oxfordshire, where record of the Templars show William and Richard Clement in 1153, and Robertus Clemens in 1155.

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Clements Spelling Variations


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Clements 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 Clements 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. The variations of the name Clements include: Clements, Clement, Clemens, Climer and others.

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Clements Early History


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Clements Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clements research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1210, 1233, 1273, 1379, 1489, 1685, 1742, 1258, 1594, 1660, 1660, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Clements History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clements Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clements Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Clement of Dunblane (d. 1258), a Dominican friar, and close associate of King Alexander II of Scotland, who was made Bishop of Dunblane; and...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clements Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clements In Ireland


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Clements In Ireland



Some of the Clements family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Clements or a variant listed above:

Clements Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Clements, who came to Jamestown, Virginia in 1611
  • Jeremiah Clements, who landed in Virginia in 1617
  • Ezechell Clements, aged 20, arrived in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634
  • Edey Clements, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Clements, aged 30, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clements Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ernst Clements, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Jane Clements, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Elizabeth Clements, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • Harris Clements, who landed in America in 1765
  • John Michael Clements, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clements Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Clements, who emigrated from Ireland to New York in 1803
  • David Clements, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Francis Clements, who was naturalized in North Carolina in 1806
  • Margaret Clements, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • James Clements, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clements Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Peter Clements U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was Captain in King's American Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Clements Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jamie Clements, aged 26, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Mary Clements, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833

Clements Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Clements, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • George Clements, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • George Clements, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Robert Clements, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Lucy Clements, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clements Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Clements arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • Fanny Clements, aged 28, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • Jane Clements arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Robert Clements arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Archibald Clements arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Racehorse" in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clements (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clements (post 1700)



  • Frederick Edward Clements (1874-1945), American plant ecologist
  • Andrew Clements (b. 1949), award-winning American author of children's books
  • Andy B. Clements, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960
  • Andrew Jackson Clements (1832-1913), American politician, Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1861-63; Member of Tennessee State Legislature
  • Addison J. Clements, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1880
  • Adam C. Clements (1804-1886), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1853-54, 1861-62
  • A. C. Clements, American politician, Mayor of Adel, Georgia, 1893
  • Charles Clements, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Charles C. Clements, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 13th District, 1945
  • Charles H. Clements (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 5th District, 1995-
  • ... (Another 53 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Clements Historic Events


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Clements Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Robert H. Clements, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas W Clements (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Charles Clements, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Samuel Clements, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Clements Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clements 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.

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