Glendower History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Glendower family

The surname Glendower 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.

Important Dates for the Glendower family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glendower research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Glendower History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glendower Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Glendower family (pre 1700)

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 December, consecrated some months after his election...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glendower Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Glendower family to Ireland

Some of the Glendower family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Glendower family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Agnes Glendinning, who came to Barbados in 1663; John Glendining, who came to Maryland in 1673; Archibald and Miriam Clendenin, Scoth-Irish who arrived in Boston in 1718.

Contemporary Notables of the name Glendower (post 1700)

  • Sir Owen Glendower Croft (b. 1932), 14th Baronet of Croft Castle, English peer
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