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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.

Clinche Early Origins



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.

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Clinche Spelling Variations


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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.

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Clinche Early History


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Clinche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clinche 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 Clinche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clinche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clinche Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Clinche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clinche 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 17 July 2013 at 10:41.

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