The McCleskey surname evolved from the Irish Gaelicnames O Cathain or Mac Cathain.
(Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of
, where they were a branch of the O'Kanes.
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of this family name include: McCloskey, McCluskey, McClaskey, McCloskie, McLoskie, McCleskey and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry McCluskey, who arrived in Montreal in 1825; Ann McClusker, who came to New York in 1832; Barney McCluskey, who settled in New York, NY in 1834; Catherine McCluskey, who settled in Quebec in 1847.