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McClurg is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in Ayrshire.

McClurg Early Origins



The surname McClurg 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.

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McClurg Spelling Variations


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McClurg Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. McClurg has been spelled MacLurg, McLurg, M'Lurg, M'Lorg, M'Lorc, M'Lork, M'Lurgh, M'Lurge, M'Lurgg, M'Clurg and many more.

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McClurg Early History


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McClurg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McClurg research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1503, 1526, 1592, and 1681 are included under the topic Early McClurg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McClurg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McClurg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McClurg In Ireland


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McClurg In Ireland



Some of the McClurg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 274 words (20 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



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

McClurg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David McClurg, who landed in America in 1790
  • Joseph McClurg, who arrived in America in 1795

McClurg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McClurg, who landed in America in 1804
  • John McClurg, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1815
  • James McClurg, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name McClurg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McClurg (post 1700)



  • Bob McClurg, American actor, known for Magnum Force (1973), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Oh, God! (1977)
  • Alexander Caldwell McClurg (1832-1901), American bookseller and military adviser, founder of A. C. McClurg, a Chicago, Illinois based publisher, best known as the original publisher of the Tarzan of the Apes novels and other stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Joseph Washington McClurg (1818-1900), American politician, 19th Governor of Missouri (1869-1871)
  • James McClurg (1746-1823), American delegate to the Philadelphia Convention, 10th Mayor of Richmond, Virginia (1790-1798)
  • Edie McClurg (b. 1951), American character actress and voice artist, known for her work on The Jetsons, The Snorks, Life with Louie, A Bug's Life, Cars and Cars 2; she voiced Carlotta in The Little Mermaid
  • Caitlin McClurg, Irish singer from Bangor

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McClurg Historic Events


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McClurg Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Hamilton Mcclurg, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.


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McClurg Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The McClurg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McClurg 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 27 September 2016 at 20:14.

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