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Clemson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Clement.

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

Similar surnames: Clemon, Clayson, Clemons, Alexson, Clemenson, Clemo, Clawson, Classon

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Where is the Clemson family from?

You can see how Clemson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clemson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clemson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Clemson families living in Quebec. This was about 38% of all the recorded Clemson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Clemson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clemson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clemson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clemson. 25% of Clemson men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Clemson women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clemson were Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clemson. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Clemson. For the veterans among your Clemson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clemson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Clemson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Clemson in 1954 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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