McErlain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

MacErlean is a phonetic interpretation of the Irish Mac (an) Fhirleighinn, which means the son of the learned man or lector.

Early Origins of the McErlain family

The surname McErlain was first found in near Sligo town, County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, in the 15th century.

Early History of the McErlain family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McErlain research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1660 are included under the topic Early McErlain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McErlain Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacErlean, MacErlen, MacErlyn, McErlean, McErlane, McErlain and many more.

Early Notables of the McErlain family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McErlain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States McErlain migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McErlain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catherine McErlain, who arrived in New York in 1882


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