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Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name McClellan. It is derived from the son of the servant of Fillan. Fillan is derived from the word fail which means wolf. In Gaelic, the name was spelled Mac Gill Fhaolain

McClellan Early Origins



The surname McClellan was first found in the former counties of Kirkcudbrightshire and Galloway where Chief Duncan MacLellan appears in a charter of Alexander II in 1217. Other early records of the surname include Gilbert M'Lolane, who lived around the year 1270. Gilbert's son Patrick, along with several others, took the castle of Dumfries from the supporters of Robert the Bruce in around 1305. Gilelbertus MacLelan was elected Bishop of Man and the Sudreys in 1325 and held the position for almost 3 years.

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McClellan Spelling Variations


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McClellan Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. McClellan has been spelled MacClelland, McClellan, MacLellan, McLellan, MacLelland, McLelland, MacClelland, McClelland, Clelland and many more.

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McClellan Early History


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McClellan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClellan research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1347, 1466, 1457, 1450, 1547, 1633, 1647, 1513, 1597, 1641 and 1st are included under the topic Early McClellan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClellan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClellan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was Sir William Maclellan of Bombie, knighted by King James IV of Scotland, who fought for the king in the losing Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. According to folklore, McLellan threw his gauntlet at the king's feet, shook his...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McClellan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClellan In Ireland


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McClellan In Ireland



Some of the McClellan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

McClellan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James McClellan, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Bryce McClellan, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • Hugh McClellan, who landed in New England in 1733
  • Michael McClellan, who arrived in New England in 1749

McClellan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McClellan, aged 27, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Sara McClellan, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • E. McClellan, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • En. McClellan, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Geo McClellan, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1893

McClellan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dan McClellan, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1900
  • C. G. Caroline McClellan, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Esther McClellan, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Tarbrax, Scotland, in 1910
  • Annie McClellan, aged 6, who landed in America from Tarbrax, Scotland, in 1910
  • Edwin McClellan, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McClellan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Roderick McClellan U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William McClellan U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butlers Rangers, he had 6 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McClellan Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles McClellan, aged 35, who settled in Pickerling Canada, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClellan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClellan (post 1700)



  • James E. McClellan (1926-2016), American veterinarian and politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1978-1994)
  • Robert McClellan (1747-1817), Irish-born, American merchant, New York State Treasurer
  • Robert McClellan (1806-1860), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Mark McClellan (b. 1963), American Medicare and FDA official
  • John Little McClellan (1896-1977), U.S. Senator from Arkansas
  • James H. McClellan, American mathematician and electronic engineer, professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • George Brinton McClellan Jr. (1865-1940), Mayor of New York City and U.S. Representative from New York
  • George McClellan (1856-1927), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Major Hezekiah McClellan (1894-1939), American pioneer in arctic aeronautical tests and eponym of McClellan Air Force Base
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edwin North McClellan (1881-1971), United States Marine Corps officer, author, and historian
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McClellan


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Suggested Readings for the name McClellan



  • James McClellan, his Progenitors, Descendants and Allied Lines by Gerald R. Fuller.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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  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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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The McClellan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClellan 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.

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