Clancy Family History

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Clancy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhlannchaidh, patronymic from the personal name Flannchadh, which is derived from flann ‘red’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Glancy, Cloney, Chancy, Clardy, Craney, Canny, Canty, Blanch, Cluney

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Clancy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clancy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clancy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Clancy Family Origin

Where is the Clancy family from?

Clancy Family Occupations

What did your Clancy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Clancy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Clancy's were Labourers. Labourer, Housekeeper and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clancy. A less common occupation for the Clancy family was Bricklayer.

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  • Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Shoemaker

  • Bricklayer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clancy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clancy Historical Records

What Clancy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Clancy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clancy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Clancy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Clancy. For the veterans among your Clancy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clancy Life Expectancy

What is the average Clancy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Clancy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Clancy in 1945 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clancy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clancy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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