McClatchey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McClatchey family

The surname McClatchey was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat. The name was first recorded in Scotland as early as the 12th century in Ayrshire and Galloway.

Early History of the McClatchey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClatchey research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1519 is included under the topic Early McClatchey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McClatchey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: McClatchie, McClatchey, MacLatchie, McLatchy, McLetchie, McLetchy, McClechie, McClechey, Latchie and many more.

Early Notables of the McClatchey family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McClatchey family to Ireland

Some of the McClatchey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States McClatchey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClatchey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard McClatchey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833 [1]
  • George Leslie McClatchey, who landed in California in 1895 [1]
McClatchey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George McClatchey, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Dromore, Ireland, in 1907
  • Samuel McClatchey, aged 18, who landed in America from Portadown, Ireland, in 1909
  • Thomas Campania McClatchey, aged 0, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Alma McClatchey, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Bolton, England, in 1913
  • Anna McClatchey, aged 40, who landed in America from Portadown, Ireland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada McClatchey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClatchey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary McClatchey who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McClatchey (post 1700) +

  • Richard A. McClatchey Jr. (1929-2004), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1988)
  • Bill McClatchey, American businessman, owner of McClatchey Broadcasting, Raleigh North Carolina
  • Caitlin McClatchey (b. 1985), Scottish two-time gold and seven-time bronze medalist swimmer
  • Alan McClatchey (b. 1956), British silver and bronze medalist swimmer at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the 1975 World Swimming Championships, uncle of Caitlin McClatchey


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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. 43)


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