Early Origins of the Plenderleith family
The surname Plenderleith was first found in Roxburghshire
, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Norman influence on Scottish history considerably influenced the crown and government in the period between King Malcolm Canmore (1058-1093) and King David (1124-1153). Many Norman nobles were either invited or escaped into Scotland
following the example of Margeret, wife of Malcolm Canmore, who actively recruited these Normans
to their court. It is likely that William the Lion granted the lands of Plenderleith to an unknown Baron
from Northumblerand escaping the wrath of Henry II of England
. John of Plenderleith was recorded at this time. His successor also held an estate from Lords Umfreville in Northumberland
and this may seal the connection.
Early History of the Plenderleith family
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Early Notables of the Plenderleith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plenderleith family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Plenderleith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Plenderleith, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Plenderleith (post 1700)
- Jackie Plenderleith (b. 1937), Scottish former association football player
- Harold Plenderleith (1898-1997), Scottish art Conservator and archaeologist
- Ian Plenderleith, member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (1997-2002)