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The name McAuliff 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.

McAuliff Early Origins



The surname McAuliff 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.

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McAuliff Spelling Variations


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McAuliff Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For McAuliff some of these variations included: MacAuliffe, MacCauliffe and others.

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McAuliff Early History


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McAuliff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAuliff research. Another 408 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early McAuliff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAuliff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAuliff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McAuliff 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



Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name McAuliff or one of its variants:

McAuliff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael McAuliff, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Thomas McAuliff, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

McAuliff Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McAuliff, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Margaret McAuliff, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Eugene McAuliff, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Michael McAuliff, aged 34, a smith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Levant Star" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret McAuliff, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Levant Star" from Cork, Ireland

McAuliff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Timothy McAuliff, aged 21, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Malachy McAuliff, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAuliff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAuliff (post 1700)



  • W. B. McAuliff, American politician, Village President of Franklin Park, Illinois, 1905-15
  • Thomas P. McAuliff, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 50th District, 1926

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The McAuliff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAuliff 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 14 January 2016 at 10:08.

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