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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than MacClenny, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname MacClenny belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

MacClenny Early Origins



The surname MacClenny was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacClenny Spelling Variations


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MacClenny Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. MacClenny has been spelled Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.

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MacClenny Early History


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MacClenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacClenny research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1270, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early MacClenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacClenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacClenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacClenny Notables 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



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name MacClenny: James and Patrick Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1845; James Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.

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