Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Mewhinney family
The surname Mewhinney was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Mwnwynick. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
Early History of the Mewhinney family
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Mewhinney Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Menwynick, Menwinnick, Minhinick, Menhinick, Minwinnick, Minwinnick, Minhinnick and many more.
Early Notables of the Mewhinney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mewhinney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Mewhinney (post 1700)
- Sam Mewhinney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html