The original Gaelic form of MacNemee was Mac Conmidhe, which means hound of Meath.
Early Origins of the MacNemee family
The surname MacNemee was first found in county Westmeath
(Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the MacNemee family
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MacNemee Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name MacNemee revealed spelling variations
, including McNamee, McNanamy, McNammee, McName, McNanny and others.
Early Notables of the MacNemee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacNemee family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the MacNemee name:
MacNemee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis MacNemee, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)