Cloon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cloon is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Cloon family lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Cloon family

The surname Cloon was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cloon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cloon research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Cloon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cloon Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Cloon has been spelled Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.

Early Notables of the Cloon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cloon family

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Cloon: Michael Clunie who settled in Philadelphia in 1810; Daniel Cluney settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Thomas arrived in Philadelphia in 1868; Bartholomew, John, and Joseph Clune arrived in Philadelphia between 1858 and 1868..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cloon (post 1700) +

  • William Graham Cloon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952; Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 32nd Circuit, 1957, 1966 [1]
  • Joseph P. Cloon (1896-1974), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 31st District, 1943-44, 1947-48, 1951-54; Defeated, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1960 [1]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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