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

The Glendenning surname was taken on from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries, on record since the 14th century.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Glendinning, Glendowyn, Glendowyne, Glendonyn, Glendonwyn, Glendening, Glendon, Glenden, Glendin, Glendining, Glendinnin, Glendyning, Glendounn, Clendenning, Clendinning and many more.

First found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glendenning research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Glendenning History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 215 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glendenning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Glendenning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words(7 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:

Glendenning Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • David Glendenning, who settled in Virginia in 1756

Glendenning Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James Glendenning who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Albert Glendenning, aged 25, who settled in America from Londonderry, in 1894
  • James Glendenning, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Tampico, in 1897

Glendenning Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Elizabeth Glendenning, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, Ireland, in 1908
  • Henry Glendenning, aged 47, who settled in America from Northwich, England, in 1910
  • Jessie Glendenning, aged 26, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1911
  • John W. Glendenning, aged 27, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1911
  • Mary Glendenning, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Pettigo, Ireland, in 1911


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  • Raymond Glendenning (1907-1974), BBC radio sports commentator
  • Robert "Bob" Glendenning (1888-1940), English professional footballer
  • John Murray Glendenning (1872-1962), Canadian politician in Alberta
  • Candace Glendenning (b. 1953), English actress
  • William Glendenning, Australian butcher in the early 1900s, eponym of Glendenning, New South Wales


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  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Glendenning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glendenning 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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