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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, arrived in Missouri in 1848

McMenamy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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McMenamy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. 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).
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    The McMenamy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMenamy 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 15 July 2014 at 14:25.

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