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The first family to use the name McClafferty lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It was used as a nickname for a prominent ruler. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Fhlaithbheartaich, which means son of the dominion bearing, or son of the ruler. The name is a cognate of the Irish name Flaherty, which is Flaithbheartach in Gaeli c. Flaithbheartach, in modern Irish, means generous or hospitable, which may hint at some of the qualities that are described by the name McClafferty.

McClafferty Early Origins



The surname McClafferty was first found in Islay, one of the Hebridean islands, and Court of the Lords of the Isles from very ancient times. The MacLavertys, MacLevertys, and variations on that spelling were heralds of the great Lords of the Isles, the first Dalriadan kingdom of Scotland.

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McClafferty Spelling Variations


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McClafferty Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McClafferty has been written as MacLaverty, McLaverty, McLafferty, MacLafferty, MacLardy, MacLardie, McLardy, McLardie, MacLeverty, McLeverty, MacLacharty, McLacharty and many more.

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McClafferty Early History


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McClafferty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClafferty research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1524 and 1540 are included under the topic Early McClafferty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClafferty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClafferty Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McClafferty In Ireland


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McClafferty In Ireland



Some of the McClafferty family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

McClafferty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Neil McClafferty, who arrived in America in 1795

McClafferty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pat, Neil, John and Cornelius McClafferty settled in Philadelphia between 1834 and 1860
  • Charles McClafferty, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClafferty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClafferty (post 1700)



  • Carla Killough McClafferty (b. 1958), American author of non-fiction for children, 2006 Children's Book Award Winner
  • Edith McClafferty (1960-2010), American politician, Member of the Montana House of Representatives (2010-)
  • Mark McClafferty (b. 1997), American film and television producer and writer, known for his work on The Climb

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. 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.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    11. ...

    The McClafferty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClafferty 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 3 November 2015 at 17:23.

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