The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Lenno. It comes from in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname Lenno belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lenno family
The surname Lenno was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Lenno family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenno research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1270, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Lenno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lenno Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Lenno has appeared Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.
Early Notables of the Lenno family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lenno family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Lenno name: James and Patrick Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1845; James Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.