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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.

Early History of 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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Migration of the McErlean family to the New World and Oceana


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 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.)

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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