Callent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Callent was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Callent to use this name no doubt lived in the Scottish-English border region. The Callent family lived in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Callent family

The surname Callent was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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.

Important Dates for the Callent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callent research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Callent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Callent Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Callent has been spelled Cowan, Cowans, Cowen, Cowens, MacCowan, MacCowden and many more.

Early Notables of the Callent family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Callent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Callent family to Ireland

Some of the Callent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Callent family

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Barbara Cowan who settled in New Jersey in 1685; along with Marjorie; Andrew Cowan settled in South Carolina in 1772; Alexander Cowan settled in New York City in 1774.

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