Early Origins of the McNiff family
The surname McNiff 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 McNiff family
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McNiff 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 McNiff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McNiff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McNiff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Philip McNiff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1828 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)
- Philip McNiff, who was naturalized in New York city in 1832
- John McNiff, age 12, a bonded passenger, who settled in Boston in 1847
McNiff Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James McNiff, who was recorded in Toronto, Canada in the Census of Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name McNiff (post 1700)
- Audrey A. McNiff, American former Managing Director and co-head of Currency Sales at Goldman Sachs
- Shaun McNiff, American art therapy researcher and writer
- Thomas McNiff, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1892
- James L. McNiff, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1950