The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of first people to use the name McClenny. The name was found in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname McClenny belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the McClenny family
The surname McClenny 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.
Early History of the McClenny family
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McClenny Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. McClenny has appeared Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.
Early Notables of the McClenny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McClenny family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McClenny:
McClenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lizzie McClenny, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1893
McClenny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Percey W. McClenny, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1908
- Wm. P. McClenny, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Barbadoes, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name McClenny (post 1700)
- Patsy Ann McClenny (b. 1950), original name of Morgan Fairchild, the American actress