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In ancient Scotland, Cleland was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in Clelland, near Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

Cleland Early Origins



The surname Cleland was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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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Cleland Spelling Variations


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Cleland Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cleland has been spelled Clelland, Cleland, Cleeland and others.

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Cleland Early History


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Cleland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleland research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1661 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Cleland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cleland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cleland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cleland In Ireland


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Cleland In Ireland



Some of the Cleland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Cleland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Cleland, aged 17, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Robert Cleland, who landed in America in 1795-1798
  • Arthur Cleland, who landed in America in 1795-1798
  • David Cleland, who arrived in America in 1795-1798
  • James Cleland, who arrived in America in 1795-1798
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cleland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George, and James Cleland, who arrived in Baltimore in 1804
  • George Cleland, aged 21, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Moses Cleland, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1805
  • John and Samuel Cleland arrived in New York State in 1811
  • Thornton Cleland, aged 21, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cleland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cleland, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Cleland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J W Cleland landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Ann J. Cleland, aged 26, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Allan Cleland, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleland (post 1700)



  • Major-General Joseph Pringle Cleland (1902-1975), American Commanding General XVII Airborne Corps (1953-1955)
  • Cook Cleland (1916-2007), American air race pilot, winner of the 1947 and 1949 Thompson Trophy Air Races
  • Joseph Maxwell "Max" Cleland (b. 1942), American former U.S. Senator
  • Robert Hardy Cleland (b. 1947), American District Judge
  • Thomas Maitland Cleland (1880-1964), American book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer
  • Tammy Cleland (b. 1975), American synchronized swimmer
  • William Wallace Cleland (b. 1930), American biochemistry professor
  • James William Cleland (1874-1914), Scottish politician
  • Alexander "Alex" Cleland (b. 1970), Scottish former professional footballer
  • John Cleland (b. 1952), retired Scottish racing driver
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non sibi
Motto Translation: Not for himself.


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Cleland Clan Badge


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Cleland Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Cleland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cleland 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 13 November 2016 at 09:57.

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