Last name: CLEMENT

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CLEMENT : This last name is indexed 2,482,747 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLEMENT : 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.

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