The name Clemes was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes 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.
Early Origins of the Clemes family
The surname Clemes was first found in Brecknock, in the Welsh
princedom of Powys
, located in the border country between Wales
. A bearer of Clement is said to have arrived in the Norman Conquest
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.
Early History of the Clemes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemes research.Another 166 words (12 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 Clemes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clemes Spelling Variations
Clemes has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Clemes have been found, including Clements, Clement, Clemens, Climer and others.
Early Notables of the Clemes family (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 Clemes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clemes family to Ireland
Some of the Clemes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 111 words (8 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 Clemes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Clemes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Robert Clemes, (b. 1838), aged 18, Cornish agricultural labourer, from travelling aboard the ship "Kate" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 23rd December 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
- Richard Clemes, aged 34, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Clemes (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Clemes family
- Mr. Norman T Clemes, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
Clemes Family Crest Products
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
- ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html