Clynes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Clynes comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Chlaoin, anglicized early on as MacGilleclyne.

Early Origins of the Clynes family

The surname Clynes was first found in Counties Roscommon and Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster, where it appears in the Tudor Fiants of the 16th century. The area around Ballykilcline, in the part of Roscommon between Longford and Mayo, was the homeland of the sept.

Early History of the Clynes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clynes research. More information is included under the topic Early Clynes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clynes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilcline, Mac Kilcline, Cline, Clyne, Clynne, Clines, Clynes and many more.

Early Notables of the Clynes family (pre 1700)

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United States Clynes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clynes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pat Clynes, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1895
Clynes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Patrick Clynes, who was naturalized in New York in 1906
  • Patrick Clynes, who was naturalized in Kansas in 1912

Canada Clynes migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clynes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Clynes, aged 60 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but she died on board [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clynes (post 1700) +

  • Ronald Clynes (1925-2006), American freelance designer
  • Margaret L. Clynes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [2]
  • James J. Clynes Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 [2]
  • Michael George Clynes (1939-2010), Australian linguist, academic and intellectual
  • Densey Clynes (b. 1922), Australian naturalist, photographer and writer
  • Daniel Clynes (1879-1965), Australian politician
  • Nicki Clynes (b. 1983), Canadian actress
  • Daniela Clynes, British vocalist who has worked extensively as a jazz & cabaret singer
  • Alan Clynes (b. 1986), Scottish professional squash player
  • Nathaniel Edwin Clynes (b. 1991), English footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 69)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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