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The ancestors of the Cloninger family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Cloninger Early Origins



The surname Cloninger was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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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Cloninger Spelling Variations


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Cloninger Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Cloninger has been spelled Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.

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Cloninger Early History


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Cloninger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cloninger research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Cloninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cloninger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cloninger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cloninger 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Cloninger:

Cloninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Cloninger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Cloninger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellis Cloninger, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • Ralph A. Cloninger, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • Marvine E. Cloninger, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Martin Cloninger, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cloninger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cloninger (post 1700)



  • Tony Lee Cloninger (b. 1940), American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played from 1961 to 1972
  • Claude Robert Cloninger M.D. (b. 1944), American psychiatrist and geneticist, known for his book Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being (2004)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cloninger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cloninger 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 9 April 2014 at 08:32.

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