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Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, McClendon appeared as Mac Giolla Fhiondain, which refers to a descendant of a devotee of St. Fintan.

McClendon Early Origins



The surname McClendon was first found in counties Armagh and Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they were anciently known as the Mac Giolla Fhiondain, devotees of St. Fintan an ancient sept of Oriel,(roughly equivalent to Ulster,) and the clann being one of the founding septs of Northern Ireland.

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McClendon Spelling Variations


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McClendon Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the McClendon family name include McAlinden, McAlindan, McAlindon, Glindon, Lindon, Glendon, McLindon, MacLindon, MacAlindon, MacClendon, McClendon, McLinden, McGlindon, MacGlindon, McGlendon and many more.

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McClendon Early History


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McClendon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClendon research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1650 is included under the topic Early McClendon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClendon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClendon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McClendon 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name McClendon:

McClendon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate McClendon, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Mary Anne McClendon, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Anne McClendon, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Elizabeth McClendon, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1914
  • James McClendon, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClendon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClendon (post 1700)



  • Aubrey Kerr McClendon (1959-2016), American businessman, founder and CEO of American Energy Partners
  • Jesse H. McClendon Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1952 (alternate), 1956
  • Dennis McClendon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1952
  • Carol McClendon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • B. B. McClendon Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1960; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1972
  • Kenneth W. McClendon, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Black Jack, Missouri, 2011, 2015
  • Ralph W. McClendon, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Douglas County, 1925-26
  • Ruth Jones McClendon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Eric Reiley McClendon II (b. 1990), American actor
  • Sarah Newcomb McClendon (1910-2003), American journalist and long-time White House reporter
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The McClendon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClendon 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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