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SUMMARY of the HISTORY
of the McCLANE FAMILY
McClane is an Irish name. Generally "Mc" is a shortened version of "Mac" meaning "son oil". McClane and itsí variations are derived from "Mac Glue Eathaine" which is Gaelic for "son of the servant of St. John".
There are actually hundreds of variations of this name in Ireland, with the most common in America being McLean, McClaine or McClean. Because of all the variations, it was impossible for me to trace the name in Ireland.
He was the father of at least two sons:
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Sarah (Hubbard) McClane died September 17, 1866, in Granville, Ohio, at the age of 37. William McClane died in Benkelman, Nebraska, August 9, 1887, at the age of 59.