The surname Cloonan is the anglicized version of the Irish name O Cluanain, which is from the Irish "cluana" meaning either "deceitful" or "flattering" or "rogue." This surname was also derived from Mc Cluin, which comes from the Irirsh Gaelic "glun," meaning "knee."
Early Origins of the Cloonan family
The surname Cloonan was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Cloonan family
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Cloonan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cloonan, Clunan, O'Cloonan, O'Clunan, O Cluanain, Cloun and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloonan family (pre 1700)
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