Anglo-Saxon origin and came from MacLennan as an alternative variant. The surname Clendon 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 Clendon family
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 Clendon family
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Clendon Spelling Variations
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 Clendon include Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.
Early Notables of the Clendon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clendon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Clendon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Clendon (post 1700)
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