Clendin is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from MacLennan
as an alternative variant. The surname Clendin 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.
Early Origins of the Clendin family
The surname Clendin 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.
Early History of the Clendin family
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Clendin Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Clendin have been found, including Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.
Early Notables of the Clendin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clendin family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Clendin, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Clendin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- W. S. Clendin, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852