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The surname McClave comes from the Irish name Mac Laithimh, from "flaitheamh" meaning "ruler." In Ulster the name is anglicized as MacClave and MacLave. In County Monaghan, however, the name is frequently mistranslated as Hand, since the name is phonetically similar to another Gaelic word "lamh" for "hand." Claffey is the most common variant in the midlands of Ireland.

McClave Early Origins



The surname McClave was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh).

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McClave Early History


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McClave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClave research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McClave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClave Spelling Variations


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McClave Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Claffey, MacClaffey, MacClave, MacLave, Hand and others.

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McClave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClave Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McClave, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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McClave Family Crest Products


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McClave Family Crest Products




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