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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McLaughlin 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.

McLaughlin Early Origins



The surname McLaughlin 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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McLaughlin Spelling Variations


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McLaughlin Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McLaughlin that are preserved in archival documents are MacLoughlin, McLoughlin, MacGloughlin, Lochlain, Claughan and many more.

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McLaughlin Early History


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McLaughlin Early History



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

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McLaughlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McLaughlin 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 McLaughlin 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the McLaughlin name:

McLaughlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles McLaughlin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

McLaughlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis McLaughlin, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Duncan McLaughlin, aged 31, landed in New York in 1812
  • Alexander McLaughlin, aged 24, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • George McLaughlin, who arrived in America in 1818
  • Mary McLaughlin, who landed in Illinois in 1818
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McLaughlin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl McLaughlin, who landed in Alabama in 1924
  • Clayton Hudson McLaughlin, who arrived in Alabama in 1925

McLaughlin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Alexander McLaughlin U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [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
  • Mr. Daniel McLaughlin U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [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
  • Mr. Edward McLaughlin U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [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
  • Mr. James McLaughlin U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [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
  • Mr. James McLaughlin U.E. who settled in Home District, Louth [Niagara], Ontario c. 1784 [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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McLaughlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McLaughlin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Daniel McLaughlin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Mary A. McLaughlin, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Polly McLaughlin, aged 24, a widow, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick McLaughlin, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McLaughlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael McLaughlin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851
  • Mary McLaughlin, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • Mary A. McLaughlin, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • Robert McLaughlin, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

McLaughlin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • B.D. McLaughlin, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ariel" in 1856
  • William G. McLaughlin, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Mary McLaughlin, aged 40, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Mary E. McLaughlin, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Sarah A. McLaughlin, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McLaughlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McLaughlin (post 1700)



  • John Joseph McLaughlin (1927-2016), American television personality and political commentator, host of the eponymous political commentary series The McLaughlin Group
  • Master Sergeant Alford Lee McLaughlin (1928-1977), United States Marine, awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War
  • Sylvia McLaughlin (1916-2016), American environmentalist, co-founder of Save San Francisco Bay Association which eventually became Save The Bay
  • Christian McLaughlin (b. 1967), American television writer, producer, and author
  • Chester Bentine McLaughlin (1856-1929), American lawyer and politician from New York
  • Michael Duane "Bo" McLaughlin (b. 1953), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher from 1976 to 1982
  • Bernard Joseph McLaughlin (1912-2015), American Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Warren A. McLaughlin (1876-1923), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983), American writer
  • Dean Benjamin McLaughlin (1901-1965), American astronomer
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McLaughlin Historic Events


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McLaughlin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Edward  McLaughlin (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. D  McLaughlin (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Raymond J.  McLaughlin (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Bernard Joseph McLaughlin (1958-1988), American Marketing Manager from Cranston, Rhode Island, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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McLaughlin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. 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).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  11. ...

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