McGlincy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of McGlincy was Mag Loingsigh, which is derived from the word loingseach, which means mariner.

Early Origins of the McGlincy family

The surname McGlincy was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the McGlincy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGlincy research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGlincy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McGlincy Spelling Variations

Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname McGlincy are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include McGlinchey, McGlinchy, MacGlinchey, MacGlinchy, MacClincey, MacClincy, MacClinchey, MacClinchy, MacGlinghy, McGlincey, McGlincy, McGlinsey and many more.

Early Notables of the McGlincy family (pre 1700)

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United States McGlincy migration to the United States +

The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name McGlincy:

McGlincy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James McGlincy, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1827
  • Francis McGlincy, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name McGlincy (post 1700) +

  • William McGlincy, American politician, Burgess of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, 1937 [1]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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