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German surnames developed at a time when most of the German provinces were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Germany. Two of the common types of family names found in Germany are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and matronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

Klemens Early Origins



The surname Klemens was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The name refers back to St. Clemens, the patron saint of sailors. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Nicolas Clemmenter (1332) of Bohemia.

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Klemens Spelling Variations


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Klemens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klemmenz, Klemmentz, Klemmens, Klemments, Klemens, Clemmens, Clemens, Clemmenz, Clemmentz, Clemments, Clementz, Klementz, Klemenz, Klements, Klemmz, Klemmtz, Klemz, Klemts, Klemtz, Klemment, Klement, Clemment, Clement, Klems, Klemmt (Silesia), Klemt (Silesia), Klemmenter, Clemmenten, Clemmenter and many more.

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Klemens Early History


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Klemens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klemens research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1744 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Klemens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klemens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klemens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klemens 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:

Klemens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Klemens came to Philadelphia in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klemens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klemens (post 1700)



  • Larry Klemens, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1998

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Klemens Historic Events


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Klemens Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Josef Klemens, German Third Class Passenger from Hamburg, Germany who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Klemens Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Klemens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klemens 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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