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Clement Family History

Clement Name Meaning

English Catalan German Flemish and Dutch; French and Walloon (Clément): from the Latin personal name Clemens meaning ‘merciful’ (genitive Clementis). This achieved popularity firstly through having been borne by an early Christian saint who was a disciple of Saint 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 (from Latin Clementia meaning ‘mercy’ an abstract noun derived from the adjective; in part a masculine name from Latin Clementius a later derivative of Clemens). In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages especially Italian Clemente and also their derivatives.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Clement families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clement family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clement families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 71 Clement families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Clement's in USA. New York had the highest population of Clement families in 1840.
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What did your Clement ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clement. 15% of Clement men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Clement women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clement were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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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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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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