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Callander Surname History



An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Callander. It is a name for someone who lived on the lands or barony of Callander in Perthshire. The name is quite mistakenly thought of as an occupational name derived from the trade of calendering or glossing cloth. Scholars seem to agree that this name was not related to the calendar of the months.


Early Origins of the Callander family


The surname Callander was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. "This place derives its name, of Gaelic origin, from an ancient ferry across the river Teath, the principal road to which lay within its limits." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Callander family


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Callander Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Callander include Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.

Early Notables of the Callander family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Callander family to the New World and Oceana


Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Callander:

Callander Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Callander, who arrived in Virginia in 1773 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Callander Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Callander, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Jean Callander, aged 37, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • James Callander, aged 14, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • John Callander, aged 11, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Alexander Callander, aged 8, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Callander (post 1700)


  • Donald Bruce "Don" Callander (1930-2008), American fantasy novel author, photographer, editor and graphic artist
  • James Henry Callander (1803-1851), Scottish politician, 5th Callander Laird of Craigforth, Stirlingshire
  • Gary Callander (b. 1959), Scottish retired rugby union player
  • John Callander (1722-1789), Scottish antiquary from Craigforth, Stirlingshire
  • Major Donald Fraser Callander OBE MC & Bar (1918-1992), British officer, one of the last men to lead his men into battle wearing the kilt
  • Lieutenant General Sir Colin Bishop Callander KCB KBE MC (1897-1979), British Army officer, General Officer Commanding the 4th Division (1945-1946), Military Secretary (1954-1957)
  • Leonard Andrew Callander (b. 1956), Canadian retired former professional NHL ice hockey centre, older brother of Jock Callander
  • William Darren "Jock" Callander (b. 1961), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player from Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Peter Callander (1939-2014), English songwriter and record producer who formed the publishing company, Callander Family Music Ltd

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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