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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McCune family in Ireland was Mac Eogain in Connacht, and Mac Eoin in east Ulster. Both of these names connote a son of John, or a son of Owen.

McCune Early Origins



The surname McCune was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where the first people to use this surname are thought to have originated. Soon thereafter, the name was also found in neighboring Leitrim.

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McCune Spelling Variations


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McCune Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McCune family name. Variations found include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.

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McCune Early History


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McCune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCune research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCune Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCune Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McCune:

McCune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac McCune, who landed in New England in 1732
  • William McCune, who landed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1799

McCune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clement McCune, who landed in America in 1801
  • Robert McCune, who landed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Joseph K McCune, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Henry McCune, who arrived in Maryland in 1814
  • James McCune, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCune Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bella McCune, aged 21, who landed in America from Derry, in 1903
  • Eliza McCune, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Armagh, Ireland, in 1904
  • W. J. McCune, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Wm. F. McCune, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1906
  • William McCune, aged 42, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCune (post 1700)



  • William McCune, American politician, Mayor of Petoskey, Michigan, 1925-29
  • Seth R. McCune, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County, 1851-52, 1873-74
  • Samuel McCune, American politician, Mayor of Wilmington, Ohio, 1834-35
  • Sam M. McCune, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 47th District, 1964
  • Patrick M. McCune (b. 1952), American Democrat politician, Petroleum salesman; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1981-82; Resigned 1982
  • Oliver J. McCune, American politician, Member of Illinois Socialist State Central Committee, 1919
  • Len B. McCune (1886-1951), American politician, Mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1934-37
  • Lewis L. McCune, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 15th District, 1857-58
  • John R. McCune, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972
  • John J. McCune (1919-2001), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Lawyer; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1953-56
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The McCune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCune 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.

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