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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cunniffe


Irish


Cunniffe Early Origins



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.

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Cunniffe Spelling Variations


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Cunniffe 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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Cunniffe Early History


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Cunniffe Early History



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

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Cunniffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cunniffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cunniffe 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cunniffe (post 1700)


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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

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Cunniffe Historic Events


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Cunniffe Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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Cunniffe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Cunniffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cunniffe 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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