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The Glendining 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 Glendining 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 Glendining 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 Glendining History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 215 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glendining Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Glendining 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glendining Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Glendining, who came to Maryland in 1673
  • John Glendining, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

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