The name MacAuliffe 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 MacAuliffe family
The surname MacAuliffe 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 MacAuliffe family
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MacAuliffe Spelling Variations
One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the MacAuliffe family name include MacAuliffe, MacCauliffe and others.
Early Notables of the MacAuliffe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacAuliffe family to the New World and Oceana
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families
left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name MacAuliffe:
MacAuliffe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Cornelius, Denis, Michael, Patrick MacAuliffe all, who arrived in New York State in 1849
Contemporary Notables of the name MacAuliffe (post 1700)
- Michael MacAuliffe (1841-1913), Irish colonial administrator