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The Glendenning surname was taken on from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries, on record since the 14th century.

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The surname Glendenning was first found in Roxburghshire, 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glendinning, Glendowyn, Glendowyne, Glendonyn, Glendonwyn, Glendening, Glendon, Glenden, Glendin, Glendining, Glendinnin, Glendyning, Glendounn, Clendenning, Clendinning and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glendenning research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Glendenning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was Matthew de Glendonwyn (d. 1408), late 14th and early 15th century bishop of Glasgow, elected to the see after the death of Cardinal Walter Wardlaw, his predecessor as bishop, elected sometime between Wardlaw's death in September and Matthew's first appearance as bishop-elect in...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glendenning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Glendenning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glendenning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Glendenning, who settled in Virginia in 1756

Glendenning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Glendenning who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Albert Glendenning, aged 25, who settled in America from Londonderry, in 1894
  • James Glendenning, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Tampico, in 1897

Glendenning Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Glendenning, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, Ireland, in 1908
  • Henry Glendenning, aged 47, who settled in America from Northwich, England, in 1910
  • Jessie Glendenning, aged 26, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1911
  • John W. Glendenning, aged 27, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1911
  • Mary Glendenning, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Pettigo, Ireland, in 1911
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Glendenning Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Clarence Glendenning, aged 23, who emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1913

Glendenning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Glendenning arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849
  • John Glendenning, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
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  • Roy Glendenning, American politician, Supervisor of Hartland Township, Michigan, 1938
  • James R. Glendenning, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 4th District, 1992
  • Howard A. Glendenning, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marshall County, 1972
  • William Glendenning, Australian butcher in the early 1900s, eponym of Glendenning, New South Wales
  • Candace Glendenning (b. 1953), English actress
  • John Murray Glendenning (1872-1962), Canadian politician in Alberta
  • Robert "Bob" Glendenning (1888-1940), English professional footballer
  • Raymond Glendenning (1907-1974), BBC radio sports commentator
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    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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