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Cloonan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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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Migration of the Cloonan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cloonan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Cloonan, who was naturalized in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
  • John Cloonan, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1868

Cloonan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cloonan, aged 39, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  • Bridget Cloonan, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cloonan (post 1700)


  • William J Cloonan, American author
  • Becky Cloonan (b. 1980), American comic book creator
  • Jarlath Cloonan (b. 1953), Irish sports executive, former County Galway Senior Hurling Manager (1994-1996)
  • Eugene Cloonan (b. 1978), Irish retired hurler who played as a full-forward for Galway (1978-2008)
  • Martin Cloonan, British author and musicologist

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

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