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Clemmons is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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.



Clemmons Early Origins



The surname Clemmons 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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Clemmons Spelling Variations


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Clemmons Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Clemmons has been recorded under many different variations, including Clements, Clement, Clemens, Climer and others.

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Clemmons Early History


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Clemmons Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemmons 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 Clemmons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clemmons Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clemmons 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 Clemmons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clemmons In Ireland


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Clemmons In Ireland



Some of the Clemmons 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clemmons or a variant listed above:

Clemmons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Clemmons, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • John Clemmons, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Mary Clemmons, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • William Clemmons, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemmons (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemmons (post 1700)



  • Alan D. Clemmons (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2002-)
  • Jack Clemmons (1924-1998), American police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, the first to arrive at the death scene of Marilyn Monroe on August 5, 1962 and claimed that "somebody murdered her," the death scene "looked too tidy"
  • François Scarborough Clemmons (b. 1945), American singer, performer, playwright and university lecturer, best known for his appearances on the television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Brian Clemmons, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996
  • Alan Clemmons, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • Ajenai Clemmons, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

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