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The ancestors of the Clenche surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived close to a low hill. The surname Clenche originally derived from the Old English word Clenc which meant lump.

Clenche Early Origins



The surname Clenche was first found in Wiltshire, at a hamlet named Clench and/or Clench Common in the Vale of Pewsey to the east of Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough.

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Clenche Spelling Variations


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Clenche Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Clenche include Clinch, Clench, Clinche, Clenche, Clynch and others.

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Clenche Early History


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Clenche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clenche research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1273, 1327, 1332, 1593, 1692 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Clenche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clenche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clenche Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clenche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Clinch who arrived in Somers Islands in 1662; Nicholas Clynch, his wife Alice and his brother John, who came to South Carolina sometime between 1670 and 1682.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Clenche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clenche 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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