Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name McLelan. It is derived from the son of the servant of Fillan. Fillan is derived from the word fail which means wolf. In Gaelic, the name was spelled Mac Gill Fhaolain
Early Origins of the McLelan family
Kirkcudbrightshire and Galloway where Chief Duncan MacLellan appears in a charter of Alexander II in 1217. Other early records of the surname include Gilbert M'Lolane, who lived around the year 1270. Gilbert's son Patrick, along with several others, took the castle of Dumfries from the supporters of Robert the Bruce in around 1305. Gilelbertus MacLelan was elected Bishop of Man and the Sudreys in 1325 and held the position for almost 3 years.
Early History of the McLelan family
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McLelan Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. McLelan has appeared as MacClelland, McClellan, MacLellan, McLellan, MacLelland, McLelland, MacClelland, McClelland, Clelland and many more.
Early Notables of the McLelan family (pre 1700)
Scotland, who fought for the king in the losing Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. According to folklore, McLellan threw his gauntlet at the king's feet, shook his...
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Migration of the McLelan family to Ireland
Some of the McLelan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McLelan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McLelan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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