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Caniff Early Origins



The surname Caniff was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat as chiefs of their name. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Leitrim.

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Caniff Spelling Variations


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Caniff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Conniff, Cunniff, Cunniffe, Conniffe, Coniff, MacNiff, MacAdoo, McAdoo, MacCunniffe, MacCuniff, MacEndo, MacEndoo, McNiff, McIndoo, MacIndoo and many more.

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Caniff Early History


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Caniff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caniff research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caniff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caniff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caniff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Caniff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caniff Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Caniff U.E. who settled in Sissiboo [Weymouth], Nova Scotia c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caniff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caniff (post 1700)



  • Milton Caniff (1907-1988), American strip cartoonist

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