Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Cunniffe family
The surname Cunniffe 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.
Early History of the Cunniffe family
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Cunniffe 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.
Early Notables of the Cunniffe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cunniffe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and William Cuniff, who immigrated to Indiana in 1844; John and Bernard Cuniffe, who came to Missouri in 1840; Ann Cuniffe, who also came to Missouri, in 1849, John Cunniff, who arrived at the port of New York in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cunniffe (post 1700)
- Tom Cunniffe, Gaelic footballer for Mayo
- Bernard Cunniffe, English professional rugby league footballer who played from 1933 to 1938
- Paul Cunniffe (1961-2001), English-born, Irish singer-songwriter
- Emma Cunniffe (b. 1973), English actress, known for her roles in Rabbit on the Moon (2004), The Ruby Ring (1997) and Underground (1999)
- Edward T Cunniffe, English politician
Historic Events for the Cunniffe family
- Miss Hannah Cunniffe, American 3rd Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/