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Callender was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Callender 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.

Callender Early Origins



The surname Callender 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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Callender Spelling Variations


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Callender 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. Callender has appeared Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.

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Callender Early History


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Callender Early History



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

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Callender Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Callender Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Callender 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Callender:

Callender Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Callender who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • William Callender, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Alistair Callender settled in Boston in 1651
  • Alester Callender, who landed in New England in 1651-1652
  • Alexander Callender is one of the 36 original signers of the Declaration of Independence about 1683 in South Carolina

Callender Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William, Callender Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Benjamin Callender, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739
  • R Callender, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • James Thomson Callender, who landed in America in 1794
  • William Callender, who landed in New York in 1796
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Callender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Callender, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803-1827
  • James Callender, aged 27 settled in New York City in 1820
  • Mr. Callender, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • David Callender, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • M L Callender, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Callender Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Callender, aged 36, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"

Callender Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Callender arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Callender (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Callender (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General George Russell Callender (1884-1973), American Assistant Commandant Medical Department Professional Service Schools (1940-1946)
  • Don Callender (1928-2009), American founder of Marie Callender's restaurants
  • John Callender (b. 1954), Scottish psychiatrist and philosopher
  • James Callender (1758-1803), Scottish political pamphleteer and journalist
  • Robert Grantley Callender (1950-1979), Barbados-born, Canadian cricketer at the 1979 Cricket World Cup
  • Colin Callender CBE (b. 1952), English television, film and theater producer, Chairman of Playground Entertainment, former president of HBO Films
  • Emmanuel Callender (b. 1984), Trinidad and Tobago silver medalist track and field sprint athlete at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Clarence Callender (1961-1988), British sprinter at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Callender Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callender 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.

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