The purpose of this Home page is to learn more about the Clyde families that came to Pennsylvania during the 1700s and 1800s.
My wife an I have been tracing our branch of the Clydes for over
26 years. We have traced our branch to South Shenango, Crawford
County, Pennsylvania during 1803.
Our branch of the Clyde family is Scots-Irish. We have learned
through three separate sources that we came from the Hamilton
Clan, and that the family name was changed to Clyde when the
family crossed the Clyde River in Scotland while enroute to
Ireland. The family spend at least enough time in Ireland for a
new generation of Clydes to be born.
One of our observations is that all the Clyde families that we
have found in Pennsylvania share the same names in common. Most
families have children named John, Thomas, William, Solomon,
Martha and Elizabeth.
We have also learned that family groups moved together across
Pennsylvania. For example, a Solomon Clyde was always nearby my
great great great grandfather, but we have not made a positive
connection between the two. Around 1850, Solomon moved his
family from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin.
Our point is that many of the Clydes that lived in Pennsylvania
during the 1700s and 1800s may be related. For that reason, it
would be useful to have a home page on which to exchange
information with other people searching for their Clyde roots.
Other family names that are directly related to the Clydes are:
Snodgrass, Herrick, Oury/Owrey/Ori/Uri/etc., Morris, McClellen,
and Law to name but a few.
We are very willing to share the information that we have and
look forward to collaborating with you in expanding the
information that we currently have on the Clyde families.