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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Clelland as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Clelland, near Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

Clelland Early Origins



The surname Clelland 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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Clelland Spelling Variations


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Clelland Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Clelland has been spelled Clelland, Cleland, Cleeland and others.

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Clelland Early History


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Clelland Early History



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

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Clelland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clelland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Clelland In Ireland


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Clelland In Ireland



Some of the Clelland 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Clelland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Clelland, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • S Clelland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Clelland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Clelland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Clelland, aged 25, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Joseph Clelland, aged 20, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Samuel Clelland, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Clelland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William John Clelland, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clelland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clelland (post 1700)



  • James Clelland (b. 1839), Scottish-born merchant and political figure in Canada
  • Brigadier Sir Donald Mackinnon Clelland (1901-1975), Australian soldier and administrator
  • William Marshall Clelland (b. 1912), Canadian equestrian champion
  • David Gordon Clelland (b. 1943), British politician

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Clelland Historic Events


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Clelland Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Ellen  Clelland (1829-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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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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Clelland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Clelland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clelland 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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