Name: Clarence

Origin and Meaning of the Name Clarence

  • Meaning:
    Of Clare
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    (KLARE ence)
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    Itself (Clarence)
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    English speaking countries
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    Based on Clarensis, a Latinisation which meant 'of Clare' or 'property of Clare'. It was the name of a dukedom created in 1362 by king Edward III for his son Lionel. The dukedom was named for the heiress of the Clare family whom Lionel married. Clarence came into use as a first name at the beginning of the 20th century.

    Clarence Birdseye was an American inventor and pioneer of the frozen food industry.

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