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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. 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).
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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.

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