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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Clenden came from MacLennan as an alternative variant. The surname Clenden 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.

Clenden Early Origins



The surname Clenden 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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Clenden Spelling Variations


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Clenden Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clenden family name include Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.

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Clenden Early History


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Clenden Early History



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

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Clenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clenden surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joe Clanton who settled in Virginia in 1635; James Clenton arrived in New York State in 1803; W. S. Clendin arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Clenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clenden 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 15 May 2013 at 13:42.

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