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Where did the Scottish McClurkin family come from? What is the Scottish McClurkin family crest and coat of arms? When did the McClurkin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McClurkin family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: MacLurgan, MacLerkin, McLurkin, McClurkin, McGlurgin, McLurgen, McLerkin, McLercan, McLurcan, McLergan and many more.

First found in on the island of Islay, in the Hebredean group where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Nerebie and they became associated as a sept of the MacLean Clan. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands were a refuge from Government intrusion. By the 17th century they were also found on the mainland.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClurkin research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1675 is included under the topic Early McClurkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early McClurkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClurkin Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas McClurkin, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1773

McClurkin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James McClurkin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823
  • Samuel McClurkin, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1829
  • Charles McClurkin, who came to Philadelphia in 1868
  • Matthew McClurkin, who arrived in Kansas sometime between 1885 and 1979

McClurkin Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • F.K. McClurkin, aged 65, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Mary McClurkin, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Sarah Hoey McClurkin, aged 26, who landed in America from Ardrossan, Scotland, in 1922

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  • Donald Andrew "Donnie" McClurkin Jr. (b. 1959), American contemporary Gospel recording artist, winner of three-time Grammy winner, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards and two Soul Train awards


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  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The McClurkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClurkin 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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