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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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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