Clement Family History

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Clement Name Meaning

English, French, and Dutch: from the Latin personal name Clemens meaning ‘merciful’ (genitive Clementis). This achieved popularity firstly through having been borne by an early saint who was a disciple of St. Paul, and later because it was selected as a symbolic name by a number of early popes. There has also been some confusion with the personal name Clemence (Latin Clementia, meaning ‘mercy’, an abstract noun derived from the adjective; in part a masculine name from Latin Clementius, a later derivative of Clemens). As an American family name, Clement has absorbed cognates in other continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Clements, Clemens, Coleman, Clemmens, Clemente, Clemence, Clemans

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Clement Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clement. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Clement Family Origin

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Clement Family Occupations

What did your Clement ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clement family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clement. The most common Clement occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Clement's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer


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Clement Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Clement. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clementcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Clement. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Clement. For the veterans among your Clement ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clement Life Expectancy

What is the average Clement lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clement life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clement in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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