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Conniff Early Origins



The surname Conniff 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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Conniff Spelling Variations


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Conniff 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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Conniff Early History


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Conniff Early History



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

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Conniff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conniff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Conniff 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:

Conniff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Conniff, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Conniff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patrick Conniff, aged 33, who settled in America from Ballyhaunis, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mary Conniff, aged 22, who landed in America from Oranmore, Ireland, in 1908
  • Edward Conniff, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, Ireland, in 1911
  • Kathleen Conniff, aged 18, who landed in America from Monte, Ireland, in 1911
  • Mary Conniff, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Roscommon, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conniff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conniff (post 1700)



  • John Robinson Conniff Sr. (1874-1957), American educator from New Orleans, Louisiana, 7th President of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (1926-1928)
  • Frank Conniff (b. 1956), American writer and actor, best known for his portrayal of TV's Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Joseph Raymond "Ray" Conniff (1916-2002), American bandleader and arranger, best known for his Ray Conniff Singers
  • Ruth Conniff (b. 1968), American journalist
  • Richard Conniff, American non-fiction writer, specializing in human and animal behavior
  • Frank Conniff (1914-1971), American journalist and editor, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • Thomas Conniff, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 13th District, 1864
  • Lucy C. Conniff, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury; Elected 1948
  • Frank Conniff, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1964

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Conniff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conniff Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:46.

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