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Macclure Surname History



The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Macclure family. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Giolla-Uidhir, which literally means son of the pale youth or son of Odhar's servant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early Origins of the Macclure family


The surname Macclure was first found in Ayrshire and Galloway, where John McLur and Robert McLure were first listed as followers of the Earl of Casilis in 1526. A few years later in 1532, Tomas Maklure was sergeant of Assize in Carrick. Interestingly, the earliest evidence of a Clan piper was Robert MacLure who was piper to the chief of the Buchanans in 1600. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Macclure family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Macclure research.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1807, 1873 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Macclure History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Macclure Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Macclure has been written as MacClure, MacLure, MacCloor, McLeur, McCloor and others.

Early Notables of the Macclure family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Macclure family to Ireland


Some of the Macclure family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Macclure family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Macclure or a variant listed above:

Macclure Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne MacClure, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas MacClure, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Agnes, Alexander, Andrew, George, James, Jane, John, Richard, Robert, Samuel, and William MacClure, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Macclure (post 1700)


  • William MacClure (1763-1840), Scottish-born, American geologist, known as "the father of American geology"
  • Frederick MacClure, American actor, known for his work on Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
  • Gladys MacClure (1914-1933), American child actress, who used the stage name Linda Marsh
  • Robert D. MacClure, American politician, Mayor of Lompoc, California, 1968-70 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Victor MacClure (1887-1963), pseudonym of British writer Thom MacWalter who specialized in detective novels and contemporary thrillers
  • Chris MacClure (b. 1943), Canadian Romantic Realism artist

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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