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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.



Clemon Early Origins



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.

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Clemon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Clemon Early History


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Clemon Early History



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

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Clemon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Clemon In Ireland


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Clemon In Ireland



Some of the Clemon 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clemon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Clemon, aged 49, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clemon (post 1700)


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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-
  • Isom Clemon, American Democrat politician, Independent Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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