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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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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