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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



    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. 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.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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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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