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Where did the Scottish Mcclung family come from? When did the Mcclung family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mcclung family history?The name Mcclung was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Mcclung family lived in Ayrshire.
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Mcclung has appeared as MacLurg, McLurg, M'Lurg, M'Lorg, M'Lorc, M'Lork, M'Lurgh, M'Lurge, M'Lurgg, M'Clurg and many more.
First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The legendary history of this prominent Ayrshire name claims descent from Loigire Lork, and early King of Ireland, the father of Aillil Aine.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mcclung research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1503, 1526, 1592, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Mcclung History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mcclung Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mcclung family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Mcclung Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Mcclung Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Mcclung Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
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