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Mennie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Mennie family


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.

Early History of the Mennie family


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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.

Early Notables of the Mennie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mennie family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

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

Historic Events for the Mennie family



Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Florence  Mennie (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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