McCluskie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the McCluskie family

The surname McCluskie 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 McCluskie family

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

McCluskie Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McCluskie family (pre 1700)

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United States McCluskie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCluskie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael McCluskie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]

Canada McCluskie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCluskie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Bernard McCluskie, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name McCluskie (post 1700) +

  • Mike McCluskie (d. 1871), American gambler and occasional lawman from Ohio who instigated the Gunfight at Hide Park
  • Sam McCluskie (1932-1995), British Labour Party politician and trade unionist
  • Gemma Rose V. McCluskie (1983-2012), British television actress, best known for her role in the BBC soap opera EastEnders


  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)


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