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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Minifie, Minifee, Minnifee, Minnifie, Minifey, Minnifey, Mennafee, Menifey, Menifie, Mennifie, Menefee, Menafee, Minafie and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menefee research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Menefee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Menefee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menefee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Menefee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Menefee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menefee 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 March 2016 at 18:52.