McClung History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Scottish name McClung was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the McClung family
The surname McClung was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The legendary history of this prominent Ayrshire name claims descent from Loigire Lork, and early King of Ireland, the father of Aillil Aine.
Early History of the McClung family
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McClung Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years McClung has been spelled MacLurg, McLurg, M'Lurg, M'Lorg, M'Lorc, M'Lork, M'Lurgh, M'Lurge, M'Lurgg, M'Clurg and many more.
Early Notables of the McClung family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name McClung is the 3,184th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Migration of the McClung family to Ireland
Some of the McClung family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McClung migration to the United States +
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
McClung Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- W. McClung, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1894
- Samuel McClung, aged 13, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland in 1899
McClung Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Margaret McClung, aged 30, who landed in America from Philadelphia, in 1903
- Barbara McClung, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Thomas McClung, aged 35, who landed in America from Kilbirnie, Scotland, in 1907
- Lee McClung, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1908
- Thomas McClung, aged 59, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1908
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McClung migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McClung Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. James McClung, aged 50 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Caithness-shire" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 
McClung Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Harold McClung, aged 34, who immigrated to Trenton, Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name McClung (post 1700) +
- Floyd McClung (1945-2021), American clergyman, Protestant missionary and writer
- Tom McClung (1957-2017), American jazz pianist and composer
- Michael Seth McClung (b. 1981), American starting pitcher in the National Baseball League
- Megan M. McClung (1972-2006), American who was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War
- Nellie McClung (1873-1951), Canadian feminist born Nellie Letitia Mooney, politician, and social activist
- John Wesley "Buzz" McClung (1935-2004), Canadian outspoken judge on the Alberta Court of Appeal
- Charles McClung McGhee (1828-1907), American industrialist and financier
Historic Events for the McClung family +
- Mr. Harvey Manford Mcclung, American Ensign from Pennsylvania, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
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The McClung 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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.
Suggested Readings for the name McClung +
- The McClung Family of Wise County, Texas by Jimmy Wayne McClung.
- The McClung Genealogy by William McClung.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 43)
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html