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Though hidden in the annals of history, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Glenton which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of this ancient nation.
The surname Glenton was first found in Oxfordshire, where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Glinton with manor and estates in that shire. They are said to be descended from Reinbaldus who accompanied the Conqueror into England. Sire Johan de Clinton (d. 1315) was the earliest on record. He assumed his surname from Glinton anciently written Clinton. The peerage of Baron Clinton was created for him in 1298.  This began a long line of Barons Clinton including: John de Clinton, 2nd Baron Clinton (d. c. 1335); John de Clinton, 3rd Baron Clinton (d. 1398); William de Clinton, 4th Baron Clinton (1378-1431); John de Clinton, 5th Baron Clinton (1410-1464) and others.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clinton, Glinton, Clintone and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenton research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1572, 1415, 1386, 1394, 1397, 1404, 1414, 1415, 1378, 1431, 1512, 1585, 1624, 1657, 1646, 1648, 1686, 1761, 1731, 1743, 1753 and are included under the topic Early Glenton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 351 words (25 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glenton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Glenton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelius Clinton who settled in Virginia in 1656; Edward Clinton settled in Barbados in 1654; Joseph Clinton settled in St. Christopher in 1635; John Clinton settled in New England in 1753.
The Glenton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glenton 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.
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