MacCluskey Family Crest, Coat of Arms & MacCluskey Name Origin

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Origin of the Name MacCluskey

The origin of the name MacCluskey was found in the archives. There were two great septs of O'Cathain from which the name McCluskey is derived. The early anglicized form of the name was O'Cahan, but in modern times the forms Keane, Kane, McCloskey, McClusky, McCluskie, McLusky, McLuskie, O'Kane and MacEvinney are most often used. The O'Kanes of Keenaght and Coleraine were a powerful and important sept. Once established there they retained their ascendancy in the County which is now County Derry, until they were ruined by the Plantation of Ulster. Many of the sept appear in the Annals from the year 1170 onwards. The McCluskeys of County Derry are directly descended from Closkey O'Kane. Another branch of the family became MacEvinney or MacAvinny, their ancestor being Aibhne O'Cathain.
The MacCluskey coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all MacCluskey descendants.
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