The name Clandon is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from MacLennan
as an alternative variant. The surname Clandon was primarily based in the Scottish Gaelic of MacGilleFhinnein.
The translation of this Gaelic surname meant servant of Finnan
who became revered as a saint.
Early Origins of the Clandon family
The surname Clandon was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Clandon family
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Clandon Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Clandon has been spelled many different ways, including Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.
Early Notables of the Clandon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clandon family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Clandons to arrive in North America:
Clandon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Patrick Clandon, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Historic Events for the Clandon family
- Mr. Henry C Clandon, British Cook from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html