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Kleeman is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kleeman family lived in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat at Claye.

Kleeman Early Origins



The surname Kleeman was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kleeman Spelling Variations


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Kleeman Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kleeman family name include Clay, Claye, Cley, Cleye, McClay and others.

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Kleeman Early History


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Kleeman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleeman research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Kleeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kleeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kleeman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kleeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kleeman In Ireland


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Kleeman In Ireland



Some of the Kleeman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Kleeman family to immigrate North America:

Kleeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agnes Kleeman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Kleeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kleeman, who arrived in Kansas in 1879
  • Peter Kleeman, aged 49, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Kleeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lambertus Kleeman, who landed in Arkansas in 1904
  • Bertus Kleeman, who landed in Arkansas in 1904
  • B. F. Kleeman, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Emma Kleeman, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Henirich Kleeman, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Gera, Germany, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleeman (post 1700)



  • Otto Karl Kleeman (b. 1855), German-born, American architect
  • William Kleeman, American politician, Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee, 1953, 1955-56
  • E. B. Kleeman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per orbem
Motto Translation: Through the world.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Kleeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kleeman 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 19 October 2015 at 15:12.

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