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The prestigious surname Clermont comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Clermont is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Clermont Early Origins



The surname Clermont was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they held a family seat as lords of the manor and estates.

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Clermont Spelling Variations


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Clermont Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clermont, Clairmont, Clermount, Clairmount, Clermonte, Clairmonte, Clermond, Clairmond, Claremount, Claremond, Claremont, Claremonte, Clermonte, Clairmounte, Clairmond, Clairemont, Clairemounte, Cleremont, Cleremount, Clearmount, Clermond, Clairemon, Claremon and many more.

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Clermont Early History


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Clermont Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clermont research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1080, 1303, 1571, 1603, 1700, and 1747 are included under the topic Early Clermont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clermont Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clermont Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clermont 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 were:

Clermont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Clermont, who landed in Massachusetts in 1763

Clermont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph D Clermont, aged 36, arrived in Louisiana in 1812
  • Henry William Clermont who settled in Philadelphia in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clermont (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clermont (post 1700)



  • Vincent Pierre Clermont, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Chief Engineer of mines, Paris
  • Edgar Jules Henri Clermont, Industrial Businessman of France

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Clermont Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clermont 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 21 October 2012 at 12:32.

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