Early Origins of the McNeff family
The surname McNeff was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
as chiefs of their name. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Leitrim.
Early History of the McNeff family
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McNeff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Conniff, Cunniff, Cunniffe, Conniffe, Coniff, MacNiff, MacAdoo, McAdoo, MacCunniffe, MacCuniff, MacEndo, MacEndoo, McNiff, McIndoo, MacIndoo and many more.
Early Notables of the McNeff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McNeff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and William Cuniff, who immigrated to Indiana in 1844; John and Bernard Cuniffe, who came to Missouri in 1840; Ann Cuniffe, who also came to Missouri, in 1849, John Cunniff, who arrived at the port of New York in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name McNeff (post 1700)
- Stephen McNeff (b. 1951), British composer, recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award