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The Callander family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Callander family 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.

Callander Early Origins



The surname Callander 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Callander Spelling Variations


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Callander Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Callander include Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.

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Callander Early History


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Callander Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callander research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296 and 1360 are included under the topic Early Callander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Callander Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Callander Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Callander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Callander:

Callander Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Callander, who arrived in Virginia in 1773

Callander Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Callander, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Jean Callander, aged 37, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • James Callander, aged 14, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • John Callander, aged 11, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Alexander Callander, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Callander (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Callander (post 1700)



  • Donald Bruce "Don" Callander (1930-2008), American fantasy novel author, photographer, editor and graphic artist
  • James Henry Callander (1803-1851), Scottish politician, 5th Callander Laird of Craigforth, Stirlingshire
  • Gary Callander (b. 1959), Scottish retired rugby union player
  • John Callander (1722-1789), Scottish antiquary from Craigforth, Stirlingshire
  • Major Donald Fraser Callander OBE MC & Bar (1918-1992), British officer, one of the last men to lead his men into battle wearing the kilt
  • Lieutenant General Sir Colin Bishop Callander KCB KBE MC (1897-1979), British Army officer, General Officer Commanding the 4th Division (1945-1946), Military Secretary (1954-1957)
  • Leonard Andrew Callander (b. 1956), Canadian retired former professional NHL ice hockey centre, older brother of Jock Callander
  • William Darren "Jock" Callander (b. 1961), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player from Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Peter Callander (1939-2014), English songwriter and record producer who formed the publishing company, Callander Family Music Ltd

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Callander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callander Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 03:18.

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