The surname Menefee was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century where they held estates and held a family seat at Honiton in that shire.
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Richard Hickman Menefee (1809-1841), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1837-1839), because of his oratory skills, he was dubbed "the young Patrick Henry of the West"
Mr. James Austin Menefee, American Seaman First Class from Mississippi, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking