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The McCleskey surname evolved from the Irish Gaelicnames O Cathain or Mac Cathain.

McCleskey Early Origins



The surname McCleskey was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they were a branch of the O'Kanes.

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McCleskey Spelling Variations


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McCleskey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McCloskey, McCluskey, McClaskey, McCloskie, McLoskie, McCleskey and many more.

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McCleskey Early History


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McCleskey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCleskey research. Another 398 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1617, 1720, 1790, 1810, 1875, and 1885 are included under the topic Early McCleskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCleskey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCleskey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCleskey Notables 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCleskey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCleskey (post 1700)



  • Anastacia McCleskey, American actress, known for I Take Thee Zoe and Public Morals (2015)
  • Jackie McCleskey, American actress, known for Paper and Ink (2012)
  • Wally McCleskey, American actor, known for Heaven's Gate (1980), New York, New York (1977) and The White Shadow (1978)
  • Thomas Joseph McCleskey Jr. (b. 1970), former American NFL football defensive back who played from 1993 to 2000
  • Jefferson Lamar McCleskey (1891-1971), American Major League Baseball player who played for the Boston Braves in 1913
  • Joseph R. McCleskey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924

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McCleskey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The McCleskey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCleskey 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 February 2016 at 10:15.

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