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Where did the Scottish Clonts family come from? What is the Scottish Clonts family crest and coat of arms? When did the Clonts family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Clonts family history?

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Clonts. The name was found in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.

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In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Clonts has appeared Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Clonts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Clonts: Michael Clunie who settled in Philadelphia in 1810; Daniel Cluney settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Thomas arrived in Philadelphia in 1868; Bartholomew, John, and Joseph Clune arrived in Philadelphia between 1858 and 1868..

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  • Charles Clonts Sr., American politician, Mayor of Sullivan, Missouri, 1973-75


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The Clonts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clonts 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 15 January 2016 at 14:10.

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