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The Clendening surname was taken on from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries, on record since the 14th century.

Clendening Early Origins



The surname Clendening was first found in Roxburghshire, 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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Clendening Early History


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Clendening Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clendening research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Clendening History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clendening Spelling Variations


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Clendening Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Glendinning, Glendowyn, Glendowyne, Glendonyn, Glendonwyn, Glendening, Glendon, Glenden, Glendin, Glendining, Glendinnin, Glendyning, Glendounn, Clendenning, Clendinning and many more.

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Clendening Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clendening Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Matthew de Glendonwyn (d. 1408), late 14th and early 15th century bishop of Glasgow, elected to the see after the death of Cardinal Walter Wardlaw, his predecessor as bishop, elected sometime between Wardlaw's death in September and Matthew's first appearance as bishop-elect in...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clendening Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clendening In Ireland


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Clendening In Ireland



Some of the Clendening family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clendening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Clendening, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • David H Clendening, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clendening (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clendening (post 1700)



  • J. H. Clendening, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1875-83 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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