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

The name Clynch is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived close to a low hill. The surname Clynch originally derived from the Old English word Clenc which meant lump.


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Clynch are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Clynch include: Clinch, Clench, Clinche, Clenche, Clynch and others.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clynch 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 Clynch History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clynch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clynch or a variant listed above:

Clynch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Clynch, his wife Alice and his brother John, who came to South Carolina sometime between 1670 and 1682


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The Clynch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clynch 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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