Picts. They lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Cloninger family
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.
Early History of the Cloninger family
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Cloninger Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Cloninger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloninger family to the New World and Oceana
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
Cloninger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cloninger (post 1700)
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