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Where did the Irish Mcmanaman family come from? When did the Mcmanaman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mcmanaman family history?

The Mcmanaman surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Meanman," a patronymic surname, created from the personal (first) name Meanma, which means "spirited."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: McNemanin, McManamon, McMenamy, McManaway, McManamin, McManamy, McMenamen, McMenemen, McMenimin and many more.

First found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day Donegal, located in Northwestn Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat as Chiefs in that territory. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Mayo and in Donegal at Letterkenny and Ballybofey. Still later they branched to Tyrone at Omagh Union.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mcmanaman research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mcmanaman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mcmanaman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mcmanaman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • John McManaman, who arrived in Indiana in 1852

Mcmanaman Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Bryan McManaman, aged 56, who arrived in America from Ballina, Ireland, in 1903
  • Michael McManaman, aged 21, who arrived in America from Dromahair, Ireland, in 1904
  • Josephine McManaman, aged 55, who arrived in Monuntclair, New Jersey, in 1924

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  • Clint McManaman (b. 1980), born Clinton Porter, an American drummer, designer and entrepreneur
  • Edward Peter McManaman (1900-1964), American prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Erie from 1948-1964
  • Steven "Steve" McManaman (b. 1972), English former footballer who played from 1990 to 2005, member of the England National Team (1994-2001)
  • Callum Henry McManaman (b. 1991), English footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic


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