According to my Grandfather (Glenn McClaflin, OK or KS area) any McClaflin with the same spelling of the last name were all related. So maybe we are related after all. The story goes that only three brothers came over from Scotland or Ireland. We have done some research in Canada and could not find the family name in either the Scottish or Irish name books. We happened to run across a Celtic book that has the name McClaflin. According to that book the McClaflin's (Clan MacLachlan) had castles in both Ireland and Scotland (that is what makes us Celtic). Hope this information has helped.