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Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Mennie as O Maonaigh. This is derived from the word maonach, meaning wealthy.

Mennie Early Origins



The surname Mennie was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mennie Spelling Variations


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Mennie Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Mennie dating from that time include Mooney, Moony, O'Mooney, Meeny, O'Meany, Meany, O'Meeny, O'Mainy, Meaney and many more.

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Mennie Early History


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Mennie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mennie research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mennie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mennie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mennie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mennie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Mennie family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Mennie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Mennie, who landed in New York in 1836

Mennie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Mennie, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
  • Mary Mennie, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Aberdeen, in 1905
  • Alex F. Mennie, aged 25, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1905
  • Betsy Mennie, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Christina Mennie, aged 30, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mennie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harry Mennie, aged 23, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1920
  • Lais Mennie, aged 22, who emigrated to Halifax, N.S., in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mennie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mennie (post 1700)



  • Donald Mennie (1875-1941), Scottish businessman and amateur photographer in China
  • John "Jack" George Mennie (1911-1982), Scottish artist

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Mennie Historic Events


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Mennie Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Florence  Mennie (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Mennie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mennie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mennie 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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