McErlean 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 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

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

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
  • Matthew McErlean, who arrived in New York in 1856
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McErlean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lizzie McErlean, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1900
  • Ellen McErlean, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1900
  • William McErlean, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Antrim, in 1903
  • Michael McErlean, aged 21, who settled in America from Knockloughrim, Ireland, in 1909
  • James McErlean, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name McErlean (post 1700)

  • Keith McErlean, Irish actor from Donegal, known for Sing Street (2016), Flyboys (2006) and Goldfish Memory (2003)
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