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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."

Cloonan Early Origins



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.

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Cloonan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cloonan Early History


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Cloonan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cloonan research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1890 is included under the topic Early Cloonan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cloonan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cloonan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cloonan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cloonan (post 1700)


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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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Cloonan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Cloonan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cloonan 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.

This page was last modified on 7 June 2017 at 06:46.

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