The surname Menifee 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.
Important Dates for the Menifee family
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Menifee 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 Menifee family (pre 1700)
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Menifee migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menifee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century