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The McClinton family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McClinton is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Gille Ghionndaig, which means son of the servant of St. Finndag or son of the fair young man.

McClinton Early Origins



The surname McClinton was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McClinton Spelling Variations


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McClinton Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McClinton include MacClintock, MacLintock, MacLinden, MacAlinden and many more.

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McClinton Early History


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McClinton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClinton research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1797 and are included under the topic Early McClinton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClinton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClinton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McClinton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClinton In Ireland


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McClinton In Ireland



Some of the McClinton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McClinton arrived in North America very early:

McClinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McClinton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • S McClinton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClinton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClinton (post 1700)



  • Racie A. McClinton Jr., U.S. Navy, flight engineer who served in nine Operation Deepfreeze deployments through 1977, eponym of the McClinton Glacier, Antarctica
  • Obie Burnett "O.B." McClinton (1940-1987), African American country music singer and songwriter
  • Marion McClinton, American Tony Award nominated, Obie Award winning theatre director and playwright
  • James A. McClinton (b. 1961), American politician, Mayor of Topeka, Kansas (2004-2005)
  • Jack Paul McClinton (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player from Baltimore, Maryland
  • Curtis McClinton (b. 1939), American retired collegiate and professional American AFL football player
  • Delbert McClinton (b. 1940), American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist, inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Velma J. McClinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Nelson F. McClinton, American politician, Mayor of Alma, Michigan, 1909-10
  • Kenneth McClinton (b. 1947), Northern Irish pastor and former political activist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.


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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. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. 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).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The McClinton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClinton 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 30 November 2016 at 09:31.

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