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Where did the Scottish Clinton family come from? What is the Scottish Clinton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Clinton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Clinton family history?

Though hidden in the annals of history, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Clinton which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of this ancient nation.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Clinton, Glinton, Clintone and others.

First found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clinton research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1330, 1572, 1415, 1898, 1386, 1394, 1397, 1404, 1414, 1415, 1378, 1431, 1512, 1585, 1624, 1657, 1646 and are included under the topic Early Clinton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 291 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clinton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Clinton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clinton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Joseph Clinton settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Clinton, aged 19, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Mary Clinton, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Edward Clinton settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Cornelius Clinton who settled in Virginia in 1656


Clinton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Charles Clinton settled in New York in 1728, from Northumberland in England
  • Christiana Clinton, who arrived in New York in 1729
  • Francis Clinton, who landed in New England in 1730
  • John Clinton settled in New England in 1753

Clinton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Bartholmew Clinton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Bartholomew Clinton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Dolly Clinton, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Hannah Clinton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • James Clinton, who landed in New York, NY in 1817


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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Senator (b. 1947), American lawyer/wife of President Clinton, current United States Secretary of State
  • James Clinton (1736-1812), American soldier
  • Gordon S. Clinton (b. 1920), American politician, mayor of Seattle (1956-1964)
  • DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), American politician, mayor of New York City, and governor of New York State
  • General Sir Henry Clinton (1738-1795), British army officer and politician who is best known for his service as a general during the American Revolutionary War
  • Henry Fynes Clinton (1781-1852), British classical scholar and chronologist
  • George Clinton (1739-1828), Vice-President of the United States (1739-1812)
  • President William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (b. 1946), born William Jefferson Blythe III, American politician, 42nd President of the United States, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


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  2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Clinton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clinton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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