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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McGlaughlin originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Lochlainn or O Maoilsheachlainn. The first name is derived from a Norse personal name, while the second name originally designated a follower of St. Secundinus.

McGlaughlin Early Origins



The surname McGlaughlin was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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McGlaughlin Spelling Variations


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McGlaughlin Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McGlaughlin dating from that time include MacLoughlin, McLoughlin, MacGloughlin, Lochlain, Claughan and many more.

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McGlaughlin Early History


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McGlaughlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGlaughlin research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1002, 1172, 1699, 1797, 1784 and 1857 are included under the topic Early McGlaughlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGlaughlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGlaughlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Charles Macklin (1699-1797), originally Cathal MacLochlainn in Irish, or Charles McLaughlin in English, an Irish actor and dramatist born in County Donegal, who...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGlaughlin 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name McGlaughlin or a variant listed above, including:

McGlaughlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McGlaughlin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1798

McGlaughlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward McGlaughlin, who landed in America in 1801
  • Thomas McGlaughlin, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • John McGlaughlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Daniel McGlaughlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • James McGlaughlin, who arrived in New York in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGlaughlin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Quartermaster William McGlaughlin U.E. (b. 1752) who settled in York County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Queens Rangers, he died in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGlaughlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGlaughlin (post 1700)



  • Joe McGlaughlin, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1996
  • James S. McGlaughlin (b. 1869), American politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1908-11; Defeated, 1914

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

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

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