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Recorded in many forms including MacLaughlin, MacLoughlin, McLaughlin and McLauchlin, this is an ancient Irish surname. It derives from a pre 10th century Old Gaelic name borne by two entirely distinct clans. The first was originally called the O' Maoilsheachlann' and in the 17th century assumed the name MacLoughun. The territory of this sept lay in the central plains of Ireland, especially in County Meath. The prefix O' indicates male descendant of, whilst "maol", describes a "tonsured one", a follower of a religious order.

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Jacob M

I live in america and i have been interested in my past i know that my family has stayed in ireland besides some parts who came many many years ago my grandpa is Jerry and ive always spelt my name McLaughlin


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Barry Kane

Ellen Frances McLoughlin was my great grandmother, married John McL. I have land grant to John, signed by President Monroe, 1824. Given to son John by father Michael McL. Michael lived about 1799 I think from Tyrone Co. in Ireland. Can you help me to know more. Barry Kane


John McLoughlin 1800


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