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Clemon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Clemon surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name 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.



Early Origins of the Clemon family


The surname Clemon 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.


Early History of the Clemon family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clemon research.
Another 282 words (20 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 Clemon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clemon 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 Clemon 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 Clemon include: Clements, Clement, Clemens, Climer and others.

Early Notables of the Clemon 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 Clemon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Clemon family to Ireland


Some of the Clemon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 174 words (12 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 Clemon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clemon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Clemon, aged 49, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Clemon (post 1700)


  • U. W. Clemon (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1980- [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Isom Clemon, American Democrat politician, Independent Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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