Candlen Surname History

Early Origins of the Candlen family

The surname Candlen was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Candlen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candlen research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1332, 1379, 1500, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Candlen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Candlen Spelling Variations

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Candlen has been spelled Candlin, Kandelan, Cantelon, Cantelin, Candelane, Candelayn, Candlen, Candlan, Candelan and many more.

Early Notables of the Candlen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Candlen family

Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: George Candlin, who settled in Maryland in 1679; John Cantelon, who arrived in Canada in 1841; William Cantelon, who settled in Ontario in 1871; Samuel Cantelon, who came to Ontario in 1871.

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