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 McErlean family
The surname McErlean was first found in near Sligo town, County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, in the 15th century.
Important Dates for the McErlean family
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McErlean Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacErlean, MacErlen, MacErlyn, McErlean, McErlane, McErlain and many more.
Early Notables of the McErlean family (pre 1700)
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McErlean migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McErlean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Patrick McErlean, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1844
Patrick McErlean, who was naturalized in New York in 1850
John McErlean, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1850
Peter McErlean and his family, who landed in New York in 1853