The surname McLergan was first found in on the island of Islay, in the Hebredean group where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Nerebie and they became associated as a sept of the MacLean Clan. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands were a refuge from Government intrusion. By the 17th century they were also found on the mainland.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thos McClurken, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772; Thomas McClurken, who settled in Charles Town, SC in 1772; Rich'd McClurkan, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772.