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

Glendowyn Early Origins



The surname Glendowyn 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.

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Glendowyn Early History


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Glendowyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glendowyn 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 Glendowyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glendowyn Spelling Variations


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Glendowyn 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.

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Glendowyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glendowyn Early Notables (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...

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

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Glendowyn In Ireland


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Glendowyn In Ireland



Some of the Glendowyn 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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