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

McCloskey Early Origins



The surname McCloskey 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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McCloskey Spelling Variations


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McCloskey Spelling Variations



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

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McCloskey Early History


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McCloskey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCloskey 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 McCloskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCloskey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCloskey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCloskey 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 were:

McCloskey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patt McCloskey, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Charles McCloskey, who landed in America in 1812
  • Eliza McCloskey, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1833
  • James McCloskey, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1833
  • Jane McCloskey, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCloskey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann McCloskey, aged 19, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Elenor McCloskey, aged 22, arrived in Quebec in 1833
  • Grace McCloskey, aged 25, arrived in Quebec in 1833
  • John McCloskey, aged 25, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Ritchard McCloskey, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCloskey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael McCloskey (aged 22) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCloskey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCloskey (post 1700)



  • James Ellwood "Irish" McCloskey (1910-1971), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season with the Atlanta Braves in 1936
  • William George McCloskey (1854-1924), American Major League Baseball who played from one year in 1884
  • William George McCloskey (1823-1909), American Catholic priest, Bishop of Louisville, Kentucky
  • John McCloskey (1810-1885), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of New York (1864 until his death in 1885), the first American cardinal
  • Delamere Francis McCloskey (1897-1983), Canadian-born, American lawyer who represented the 1st District on the Los Angeles City Council from 1941 to 1945
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey (b. 1942), American Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Francis Xavier "Frank" McCloskey (1939-2003), Democratic representative from Indiana
  • Robert McCloskey (1914-2003), American author and illustrator of children's books
  • John William "Jack" McCloskey (b. 1925), former American National Basketball Association player, coach, and executive
  • Robert McCloskey (1922-1996), American Diplomat and US State Department Spokesman
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McCloskey


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Suggested Readings for the name McCloskey



  • McClaskeys in Military History by Kenneth L. McClaskey.

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McCloskey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. 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.
    7. 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).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    11. ...

    The McCloskey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCloskey 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 13 August 2016 at 22:11.

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