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

McMenemy Early Origins



The surname McMenemy 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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McMenemy Spelling Variations


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McMenemy 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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McMenemy Early History


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McMenemy Early History



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

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McMenemy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMenemy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McMenemy 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 or some of its variants were: Daniel McMenamen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777; John McMenaman, who came to St. John, N.B. sometime between 1833 and 1838; James McMenamin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMenemy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMenemy (post 1700)



  • Dorian McMenemy (1996-2012), Dominican Republic competitive swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Simon McMenemy (b. 1977), English football manager
  • Shayne McMenemy (b. 1976), Australian rugby league player
  • Neil McMenemy (1967-1990), Scottish retired triple jumper who competed in the 1990s
  • Lawrie McMenemy MBE (b. 1936), English footballer and manager, one of the twenty most successful managers in post-war English football
  • James "Jimmy" McMenemy (1880-1965), Scottish footballer and later assistant manager to Willie Maley in 1934
  • Harry McMenemy (b. 1912), Scottish footballer from Glasgow, Scotland who made nearly 150 appearances in the Football League

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McMenemy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The McMenemy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMenemy 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 25 November 2015 at 13:37.

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