McClosky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the McClosky family

The surname McClosky 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.

Early History of the McClosky family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClosky research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1617, 1720, 1790, 1810, 1875, and 1885 are included under the topic Early McClosky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McClosky Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McClosky family (pre 1700)

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United States McClosky migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClosky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McClosky, aged 25, who landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804 [1]
  • Rose McClosky, aged 19, who landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804 [1]
  • Robert McClosky, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • James McClosky, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]

Canada McClosky migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McClosky Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick McClosky, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Roger McClosky, aged 29, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Patrick McClosky, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Daniel McClosky, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Jane McClosky, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia McClosky migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McClosky Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick McClosky, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [2]
  • Mary McClosky, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1858.shtml.


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