Clenton is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from MacLennan
as an alternative variant. The surname Clenton 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 Clenton family
The surname Clenton 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 Clenton family
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Clenton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Clenton has been recorded under many different variations, including Clendon, Clendin, Clandon, Clanton, Clenton and others.
Early Notables of the Clenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clenton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clenton or a variant listed above:
Clenton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Clenton, who arrived in New York State in 1803
- James Clenton, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 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)