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Clymer is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and 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.



Clymer Early Origins



The surname Clymer 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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Clymer Spelling Variations


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Clymer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Clymer have been found, including Clements, Clement, Clemens, Climer and others.

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Clymer Early History


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Clymer Early History



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

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Clymer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Clymer In Ireland


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Clymer In Ireland



Some of the Clymer 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Clymer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Clymer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Clymer, aged 30, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • John Clymer, who landed in Maryland in 1669

Clymer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Clymer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730

Clymer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William B. S. Clymer, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Wm. B.S. Clymer, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Mary S. Clymer, aged 75, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • George Clymer, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Katherine Clymer, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clymer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ferdinand D Clymer, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Susan Clymer, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mrs. Clymer, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. W. B. S. Clymer, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Arthur I Clymer, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clymer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clymer (post 1700)



  • George Clymer (1739-1813), American politician, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
  • George E. Clymer (1754-1834), American statesman, mechanic and inventor
  • John B. Clymer (1886-1937), American Hollywood film screenwriter
  • Wayne Kenton Clymer (b. 1917), retired American Bishop of the United Methodist Church
  • Eleanor Clymer (1906-2001), American writer of children's books
  • Floyd Clymer (1895-1970), American pioneer in the sport of motorcycling
  • William Johnston "Bill" Clymer (1873-1936), nicknamed "Derby Day Bill", was an American professional baseball player
  • John Ford Clymer (1907-1989), American painter and illustrator
  • Susan Clymer (b. 1951), American author of children's books
  • John R. Clymer (b. 1941), American systems engineer, and professor of electrical engineering and systems engineering
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

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

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