McClatchy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McClatchy family

The surname McClatchy 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 McClatchy family

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McClatchy 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 McClatchy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McClatchy family to Ireland

Some of the McClatchy 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 McClatchy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClatchy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard McClatchy, aged 35, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McClatchy (post 1700) +

  • J. D. "Sandy" McClatchy (1945-2018), American poet, literary critic, editor of the Yale Review and president of The American Academy of Arts and Letters


  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)


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