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

McErlean Early Origins



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.

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McErlean Spelling Variations


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McErlean Spelling Variations



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

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McErlean Early History


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McErlean Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McErlean research. Another 161 words (12 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.

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McErlean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McErlean Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McErlean 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



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McErlean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lizzie McErlean, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1900
  • Ellen McErlean, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1900
  • William McErlean, aged 30, who emigrated 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 emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McErlean (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The McErlean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McErlean 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 12:52.

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