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Clinche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Clinche is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived close to a low hill. The surname Clinche originally derived from the Old English word Clenc which meant lump.

Early Origins of the Clinche family

The surname Clinche 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.

Early History of the Clinche family

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Clinche Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clinche family name include Clinch, Clench, Clinche, Clenche, Clynch and others.

Early Notables of the Clinche family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Clinche family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clinche surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Clinch who arrived in Somers Islands in 1662; Nicholas Clynch, his wife Alice and his brother John, who came to South Carolina sometime between 1670 and 1682.

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