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Where did the Irish McGlothlin family come from? What is the Irish McGlothlin family crest and coat of arms? When did the McGlothlin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McGlothlin family history?There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McGlothlin originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Lochlainn or O Maoilsheachlainn. The first name is derived from a Norse personal name, while the second name originally designated a follower of St. Secundinus.
Many spelling variations of the surname McGlothlin can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacLoughlin, McLoughlin, MacGloughlin, Lochlain, Claughan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGlothlin research. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1002, 1172, 1699, 1797, 1784 and 1857 are included under the topic Early McGlothlin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGlothlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McGlothlin family came to North America quite early: Thomas, Bridget, Catherine and Helen MacLoughlin who settled in Quebec in 1849; Bernard, Charles, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William MacLoughlin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1823 and 1860. The family also settled in Newfoundland between 1792 and 1872..
The McGlothlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGlothlin 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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