The Clendenen surname was taken on from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries, on record since the 14th century.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clendenen research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Clendenen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Glendinning, Glendowyn, Glendowyne, Glendonyn, Glendonwyn, Glendening, Glendon, Glenden, Glendin, Glendining, Glendinnin, Glendyning, Glendounn, Clendenning, Clendinning and many more.
Notable amongst the family at this time was Matthew de Glendonwyn (d. 1408), late 14th and early 15th century bishop of Glasgow, elected to the see after the death of Cardinal Walter Wardlaw, his predecessor as bishop, elected sometime between Wardlaw's death in September and Matthew's first appearance as bishop-elect in... Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clendenen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.