McClatchie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McClatchie family

The surname McClatchie 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 McClatchie family

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

McClatchie 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 McClatchie family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the McClatchie family to Ireland

Some of the McClatchie 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.


New Zealand McClatchie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McClatchie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George McCLATCHIE, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Miss Janet Mcclatchie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Derwent Water" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd January 1864 [1]
  • Miss Margaret Mcclatchie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Derwent Water" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd January 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McClatchie (post 1700) +

  • James McClatchie (d. 1999), American actor, known for Angela's Ashes, Laws of Attraction (2004) and Yesterday's Children (2000)
  • Dara McClatchie, American location manager, known for her work on Headrush (2003), Agnes Browne and Sweety Barrett (1998)
  • Mr. Colin James Stewart McClatchie C.B.E., F.R.S.E. (b. 1949), British Vice-President for Scottish Opera was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to Music and voluntary service in the West of Scotland


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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