MacClancy / Clancy

The Irish version of the surname is Mac Fhlannchaidh, from the personal name Flannchadh, which it is thought meant red warrior. It originated in two different areas in countries Clare and Leitrim. In the former they were a branch of the McNameras where their eponymous ancestor being Flannchadh Mac Commara.  The Clancy's formed part of the great Dai gCais tribal group and acted as lawyers or brehons to the O'Brien chieftains. Their homeland was in the barony of Corcomroe in north Clare and they remained prominent among the Gaelic aristocracy until the collapse of that institution in the seventeenth century. The Leitrim family of the name were based in the Rosclogher area of the country around Lough Melvin. Today the surname is still common in Leinrim and Clare with significant numbers also found in the adjacent countries. The name Clancy in Ireland is rendered in Gaelic as Mac Fhlannchaidh and is only occasionally found as McClancy. The Septs who bore this name were principally located in the Counties of Leitrim and Clare where the majority of descendants can still be found.

Origen: Irlandés. The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Clancy originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Fhlannchaidh. The exact meaning of this name is undetermined; it can be translated as son of Fhlannchadh, where flann means reddish or ruddy. However, whether caidh denotes warrior as has been asserted is unknown. First found in county Clare where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Variantes: Clancy, Clancey, Clanchey, Clanchy, Clansey y otros.

La "C" inicial de Clancy es la última letra del prefijo Mac. En Irlandés es Mac Fhlannchaidh, que significa "hijo de Flannchadh". Hubo dos clanes de este apellido, el más importante fué el de Thomond, que es una rama de los MacNamara de Co. Clare. Fueron los "Brehons" (Jueces) hereditarios de los O´Brien. Sus armas: en campo de plata dos leones pasantes, en palo, de gules, y por cimera una mano diestra cortada en la muñeca, sosteniendo una espada que atraviesa la cabeza de un jabalí.

O´Hart dice que descienden de Niall, hijo de Aodh Odhar, que es el Nº 105 en el pedigree de los MacNamara.

Tres personas de este apellido constan en el Libro de entradas del puerto de Buenos Aires entre 1825 y 1880.

 

Nicholas Clancy & Brigid Hire ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
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