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The McManaway surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Meanman," a patronymic surname, created from the personal (first) name Meanma, which means "spirited."

McManaway Early Origins



The surname McManaway was first found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day Donegal, located in Northwestn Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat as Chiefs in that territory. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Mayo and in Donegal at Letterkenny and Ballybofey. Still later they branched to Tyrone at Omagh Union.

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McManaway Spelling Variations


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McManaway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McNemanin, McManamon, McMenamy, McManaway, McManamin, McManamy, McMenamen, McMenemen, McMenimin and many more.

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McManaway Early History


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McManaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McManaway research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McManaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McManaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McManaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McManaway 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 were:

McManaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dalton McManaway, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Anne McManaway, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Ellen McManaway, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Mary McManaway, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Thomas McManaway, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name McManaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McManaway (post 1700)



  • Aaron McManaway, American award winning angler from Altamont, Illinois

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McManaway Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. 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).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The McManaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McManaway 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 2014 at 07:56.

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