Kallender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The chronicles of the Kallender family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Kallender family 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 Kallender family

The surname Kallender 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 Kallender family

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

Kallender Spelling Variations

When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Kallender has been written Callander, Callender, Callandar, Callenter, Kalender, Calenter and many more.

Early Notables of the Kallender family (pre 1700)

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

Kallender migration to the United States

The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kallender:

Kallender Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Kallender, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651 [2]
  • James Kallender, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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