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The origins of the surname Clemmer are uncertain. Most likely, it comes from the German word "klempern," meaning "to clamp, bolt or rivet," and as such, it would have been an occupational name for a tinker. Other possible origins include the German word "klem," meaning "tight or stingy," "klemer," meaning "day worker" or perhaps the surname was created from the personal (first) name Clemens.

Clemmer Early Origins



The surname Clemmer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Clemmer Spelling Variations


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Clemmer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.

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Clemmer Early History


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Clemmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemmer research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clemmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clemmer 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Klemmer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730; William Clempfer, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1770; Elspeth Clemme, who arrived at the port of New York in 1832.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemmer (post 1700)



  • Ann Clemmer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008

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Clemmer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Clemmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clemmer 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 23 October 2015 at 09:26.

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