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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Clancey originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Fhlannchaidh. The exact meaning of this name is undetermined; it can be translated as "son of Fhlannchadh," where "flann" means "reddish" or "ruddy." However, whether "caidh" denotes warrior as has been asserted is unknown.

Clancey Early Origins



The surname Clancey was first found in Counties Clare and Leitrim. The more important of the two MacClancy septs were a branch of the MacNamaras and were from the north of County Clare, where they gave their name to Cathermacclancy. They traced their lineage from the Heber kings, and provided hereditary brehons (judges) to the O'Briens. They were most numerous in County Clare and the neighboring counties of Galway and Tipperary. The other sept of MacClancys were indigenous to Leitrim, and were Chiefs of Darty or Rosclogher. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Clancey Spelling Variations


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Clancey Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Clancey revealed spelling variations, including Clancy, Clancey, Clanchey, Clanchy, Clansey and many more.

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Clancey Early History


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Clancey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clancey research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clancey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clancey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clancey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Clancey:

Clancey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cornelius Clancey who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants

Clancey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dennis Clancey, aged 43, arrived in Maryland in 1777

Clancey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Clancey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Clancey, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • James Clancey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Moses Clancey, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1854

Clancey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Clancey, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland

Clancey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Clancey, aged 24, a cow keeper, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Mary Clancey, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Eliza Clancey, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Ellen Clancey, aged 31, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • James Clancey, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Clancey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Clancey, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clancey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clancey (post 1700)



  • William J. Clancey (b. 1952), American computer scientist who specializes in cognitive science and artificial intelligence
  • George Clancey (1881-1921), American actor of the silent era, best known for The Cringer (1912), The Stinger Stung (1916) and The Sheriff's Prisoner (1912)
  • Ty Clancey, American director and producer, known for Gigi: Almost American (2011), Marvel Mash-Up (2012) and The Lost Nomads: Get Lost! (2009)
  • Margaret Clancey (1897-1989), American film editor, best known for her work on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Four Sons (1928) and History Is Made at Night (1937)
  • Julia Clancey, British London-based fashion designer
  • Phillip Alexander Clancey (1917-2001), Scottish authority on the ornithology of South Africa

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Clancey Historic Events


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Clancey Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Wilfred Lawrence  Clancey (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James Alfred George  Clancey, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. 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.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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The Clancey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clancey 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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