patronymic surname, created from the personal (first) name Meanma, which means "spirited."
Early Origins of the McManaway family
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.
Early History of the McManaway family
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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.
Early Notables of the McManaway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McManaway family to the New World and Oceana
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McManaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McManaway (post 1700)
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