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

McMenamy Early Origins



The surname McMenamy 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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McMenamy Spelling Variations


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McMenamy 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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McMenamy Early History


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McMenamy Early History



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

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McMenamy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMenamy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McMenamy 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:

McMenamy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McMenamy, aged 62, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]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)

McMenamy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McMenamy, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Margaret McMenamy, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Margaret McMenamy, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Mary McMenamy, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMenamy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMenamy (post 1700)



  • Lily Camille McMenamy (b. 1994), American-born, English model and actress, daughter of Kristen McMenamy
  • Kristen McMenamy (b. 1964), American model
  • Robbie McMenamy, Irish gold medalist at the Men's Semi-Contact at WAKO World Championships 2007 Coimbra -74 kg
  • Jamie McMenamy, Canadian musician from Nova Scotia, member of the Battlefield Band

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McMenamy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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