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The ancestors of the Clooney family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Clooney Early Origins



The surname Clooney 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.

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Clooney Spelling Variations


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Clooney Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Clooney has been spelled Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.

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Clooney Early History


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Clooney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clooney research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Clooney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clooney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clooney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clooney 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:

Clooney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Clooney, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Richard Clooney, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Thomas Clooney, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland

Clooney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Clooney, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Margaret Clooney, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

Clooney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William M. Clooney a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clooney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clooney (post 1700)



  • Nicholas Clooney (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 2004
  • John E. Clooney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1924
  • Nicholas Clooney (b. 1934), American television journalist, anchorman and game show host
  • Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), American popular entertainer
  • George Clooney (b. 1961), Academy Award-winning American actor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Clooney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clooney 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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