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The surname MacLaughlin, also spelt Laughlin, Lauchlan, Laughlan, MacLoughlin and McLaughlin, is used in modern Irish as the Anglicization of an Old Gaelic name borne by two entirely distinct Gaelic septs, the first originally called 'O' Maoilsheachlann' and Anglicized as O'Melaghlin up to the end of the 17th Century assumed the name MacLoughun in circa 1691. The territory of this sept lay in the central plains of Ireland, especially in County Meath. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates male descendant of, and "maol", the tonsured one, i.e.

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No one famous. Thomas Laughlin, born 1821 somewhere in County Roscommon and Catherine Cunningham, also born in Roscommon, are my great great grandparents. They emigrated to the U.S. likely between 1845-50. Thanks, Mike Laughlin


I have no information of anyone famous my father was born in Buncranna Donegal Ireland April 1911

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