Auliff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Auliff has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Amhlaoibh, which denotes a son of Auliffe or a son of Humphrey.

Early Origins of the Auliff family

The surname Auliff was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Auliff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auliff research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early Auliff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Auliff Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, exact spellings for people's name did not exist. It was up to the literate scribe that was recording a person's name to decide how to spell his name. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations. The variations of the name Auliff include: MacAuliffe, MacCauliffe and others.

Early Notables of the Auliff family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Auliff family

A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North America. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Auliff or one of its variants: William MacCauliffe settled in Philadelphia in 1840; James, Joanna, Margaret and Norry MacAuliff settled in Boston Mass in 1849; Cornelius, Denis, Michael, Patrick MacAuliffe all arrived in New York State in 1849..



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