The annals of Scottish history reveal that Chalinder was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Chalinder 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.
Early Origins of the Chalinder family
The surname Chalinder 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 Chalinder family
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Chalinder Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Chalinder has been spelled Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.
Early Notables of the Chalinder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chalinder family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Chalinder: William Callender who settled in Virginia in 1650; Alistair Callender settled in Boston in 1651; R. Callandar settled in New England
in 1761; Alexander Callender is one of the 36 original signers of the Declaration of Independence
about 1683 in South Carolina..