Kalender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The tale of the name Kalender begins with a family who lived on the lands or barony of Callander in Perthshire. The name is quite mistakenly thought of as an occupational name derived from the trade of calendering or glossing cloth. Scholars seem to agree that this name was not related to the calendar of the months.

Early Origins of the Kalender family

The surname Kalender was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. "This place derives its name, of Gaelic origin, from an ancient ferry across the river Teath, the principal road to which lay within its limits." [1]

Important Dates for the Kalender family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kalender research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296 and 1360 are included under the topic Early Kalender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kalender Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Kalender has been spelled Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.

Early Notables of the Kalender family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kalender Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kalender family

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Kalender: William Callender who settled in Virginia in 1650; Alistair Callender settled in Boston in 1651; R. Callandar settled in New England in 1761; Alexander Callender is one of the 36 original signers of the Declaration of Independence about 1683 in South Carolina..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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