Today's generation of the Calendar family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts
. The first family to use the name Calendar lived on the lands or barony of Callander in Perthshire
. The name is quite mistakenly thought of as an occupational
name derived from the trade of calendering
or glossing cloth. Scholars seem to agree that this name was not related to the calendar of the months.
Early Origins of the Calendar family
The surname Calendar was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
. "This place derives its name, of Gaelic origin, from an ancient ferry across the river Teath, the principal road to which lay within its limits." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Calendar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calendar research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296 and 1360 are included under the topic Early Calendar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Calendar Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Calendar has appeared Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.
Early Notables of the Calendar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calendar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Calendar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexander Calendar, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749