McClelland households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Cleland fairly numerous: Belfast, N Down. Ir. Mac Giolla Fhaoláin. But generally of Scottish origin, being the same Scots Gaelic name. Usually MacClelland, q.v.
Mac Giolla Fhaoláin Mac Clellan,-nd: líonmhar in Ultaibh. Is de bhunadh Albanach na daoine seo - bhí siad chun tosaigh i nGallghallaibh - ach bhí clann dúchasach i Sligeach, tráth agus seans go bhfuil cuid acu fós ann faoin leagan Gilfillan. Ainm coitinn a b'ea Faolán, leis an mbrí: mac tíre beag.
MacClelland numerous: Ulster generally etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Fhaoláin, Faolán is an early first name meaning "little wolf". They were a sept of Uí Fiachrach (Sligo) but modern Mac Clellands seem to be of Scottish origin from Galloway.MIF.
MacLelland fairly rare: Antrim etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Fhaoláin, devotee of St Faolán, a first name meaning "little wolf". See also Mac Clellan.


  • McClelland in 1659.
  • McClelland births mapped 1864-1913
  • McClelland 1901 census map
  • McClelland 1911 census map
  • McClelland Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname

Parishes where McClelland and a second surname are found together


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