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  • Alexander McCandless (1705 - 1776)
    Source for death place and date: M.Jo Goodwin descended through Wm. and Mary E. Pugh. His will mentions his wife, Sarah and children Martha, James, Alexander, William, Margret. Sarah, Jean plus Thomas ...
  • Bruce McCandless, Astronaut (1937 - 2017)
    McCandless II (born June 8, 1937), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a former American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, and former NASA astronaut. During the first of his two Space Shuttle missions ...
  • George McCandless (1776 - 1842)
  • Martha McWhirter (1752 - 1835)
  • Mary Ann McCandless (1809 - 1883)

About the McCANDLESS surname

Northern Irish surname derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuindlis - "son of Cuindleas". Likely settlled in Ireland as part of the numerous Scotish families that immigrated to Northern Ireland as part of the "plantation of Ulster" movement in the 17th century.