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Early Origins of the Menefee family

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.

Early History of the Menefee family

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Menefee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minifie, Minifee, Minnifee, Minnifie, Minifey, Minnifey, Mennafee, Menifey, Menifie, Mennifie, Menefee, Menafee, Minafie and many more.

Early Notables of the Menefee family (pre 1700)

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Menefee Ranking

In the United States, the name Menefee is the 7,521st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Menefee migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Menefee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Menefee, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
Menefee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Speed Menefee, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Edith Menefee, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Jannie Menefee, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Cecil Menefee, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Charles Menefee, aged 47, who immigrated to America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Menefee (post 1700) +

  • 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"
  • David Wayne Menefee, American writer
  • John "Jock" Menefee (1868-1953), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1892 to 1903
  • Curt Menefee (b. 1965), American sportscaster, host of the Fox network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday

USS Arizona
  • 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 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook