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The name Clendon is of 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.

Clendon Early Origins



The surname Clendon 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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Clendon Spelling Variations


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Clendon 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 Clendon include Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.

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Clendon Early History


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Clendon Early History



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

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Clendon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clendon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clendon Notables 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:

Clendon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J R Clendon, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1834 aboard the ship Fortitude

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clendon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clendon (post 1700)



  • James Reddy Clendon, first United States Consul to New Zealand, 1839-1841, signatory to the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand

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Clendon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Clendon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clendon 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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