Show ContentsMcCluney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The McCluney family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The McCluney family lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the McCluney family

The surname McCluney was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the McCluney family

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McCluney Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name McCluney include Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.

Early Notables of the McCluney family (pre 1700)

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McCluney Ranking

In the United States, the name McCluney is the 10,735th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States McCluney migration to the United States +

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of McCluney:

McCluney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McCluney, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [2]
  • Samuel McCluney, who arrived in South Carolina in 1810 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCluney (post 1700) +

  • Thomas McCluney, American discoverer of the Crystal Cavern, also known as McClu(n)ney Cave in Clay, Alabama in 1840
  • Michael "Butts" McCluney, American R&B musician

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook