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The Anglo-Saxon name Clanton comes from MacLennan as an alternative variant. The surname Clanton 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.

Clanton Early Origins



The surname Clanton 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.

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Clanton Spelling Variations


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Clanton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Clanton were recorded, including Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.

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Clanton Early History


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Clanton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clanton research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clanton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clanton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Clanton family emigrate to North America:

Clanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Clanton who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Clanton, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Marmaduk Clanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clanton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clanton (post 1700)



  • Darrell Clanton (b. 1956), born Darrell Puckett, American country music artist
  • Eucal "Uke" Clanton (1898-1960), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Ralph Clanton (1914-2002), American character actor
  • Joseph "Joey" Clanton (b. 1972), American race car driver
  • Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton (1816-1881), American cattle rancher and the father of the four Clanton brothers of Tombstone
  • Billy Clanton (1862-1881), American gunman, brother of Ike CLanton
  • Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton (1847-1887), American gunman, best known for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Clanton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clanton 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 28 November 2016 at 18:24.

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