McGlinn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name McGlinn is Mag Flhloinn, which is derived from the word "flann," which means "ruddy."

Early Origins of the McGlinn family

The surname McGlinn was first found in county Athlone, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the McGlinn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGlinn research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1014 and 1172 are included under the topic Early McGlinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McGlinn Spelling Variations

Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname McGlinn. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include MacGlynn, MacGlinn, McGlynn, McGlinn and others.

Early Notables of the McGlinn family (pre 1700)

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United States McGlinn migration to the United States +

North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name McGlinn:

McGlinn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William McGlinn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]

Australia McGlinn migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McGlinn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel McGlinn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McGlinn (post 1700) +

  • Richard McGlinn, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973 [3]
  • J. G. McGlinn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1932; Presidential Elector for Washington, 1956 [3]
  • Frank C. P. McGlinn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (alternate), 1964, 1972 (alternate) [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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