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The original Gaelic form of McClinchey was Mag Loingsigh, which is derived from the word loingseach, which means mariner.

McClinchey Early Origins



The surname McClinchey was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

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McClinchey Spelling Variations


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McClinchey Spelling Variations



Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McClinchey that are preserved in documents of the family history are McGlinchey, McGlinchy, MacGlinchey, MacGlinchy, MacClincey, MacClincy, MacClinchey, MacClinchy, MacGlinghy, McGlincey, McGlincy, McGlinsey and many more.

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McClinchey Early History


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McClinchey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClinchey research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McClinchey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClinchey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClinchey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McClinchey 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of McClinchey were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

McClinchey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. McClinchey, aged 24, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Joseph McClinchey, aged 39, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1921
  • James McClinchey, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClinchey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClinchey (post 1700)



  • Greg McClinchey, Canadian author and politician, best known for his biography on Paul Steckle, the Canadian politician entitled Stickiní to His Guns

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McClinchey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. 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.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The McClinchey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClinchey 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 29 April 2014 at 08:25.

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