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The Anglo-Saxon name Clinch comes from when the family resided close to a low hill. The surname Clinch originally derived from the Old English word Clenc which meant lump.

Clinch Early Origins



The surname Clinch was first found in Wiltshire, at a hamlet named Clench and/or Clench Common in the Vale of Pewsey to the east of Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough.

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Clinch Spelling Variations


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Clinch 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. Clinch has been recorded under many different variations, including Clinch, Clench, Clinche, Clenche, Clynch and others.

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Clinch Early History


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Clinch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clinch research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1273, 1327, 1332, 1593, 1692 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Clinch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clinch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clinch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clinch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Clinch or a variant listed above:

Clinch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Clinch who arrived in Somers Islands in 1662

Clinch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Clinch, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • William Clinch landed in America in 1763
  • Frederick Clinch, who arrived in Maryland in 1798

Clinch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Clinch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • C H Clinch, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M D Clinch, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Clinch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Clinch U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Benjamin N. Clinch U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Clinch U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Clinch U.E. who settled in St. George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lt. Ralph Clinch U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clinch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Clinch, aged 19, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clinch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clinch (post 1700)



  • Harry Anselm Clinch (1908-2003), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Jon Clinch, American novelist and teacher
  • Danny Clinch, American photographer and film director
  • Peter Clinch (1753-1816), Irish-born political figure in Canada
  • Peter Clinch, Irish economist
  • John Clinch (1749-1819), British clergyman -physician
  • J. Roger Clinch (b. 1947), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Patrick Clinch (1790-1868), Canadian farmer, newspaper owner and political figure
  • Gavin Clinch, Australian former professional rugby league footballer
  • Andrew Daniel Clinch (1867-1937), Irish rugby union forward

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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The Clinch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clinch 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 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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