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Minihan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Minihan is an anglicized version of the Irish name O Muimhneachain.

Early Origins of the Minihan family


The surname Minihan was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where a sept of the Hy Fiachrach group called O Mionachain was mentioned in 1220 by the Four Masters. They were sub-chiefs of Erris.

Early History of the Minihan family


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Minihan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Moynihan, Minihan, Minaghan, Moynaghan, Myneghane, Minighane, Munnighane, Minihane, Minnagh, Mimnagh, Moyna and many more.

Early Notables of the Minihan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Minihan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minihan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Minihan and her sons, who emigrated from Limerick to America around 1853

Minihan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Minihan and his family, who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834

Minihan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Minihan, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  • Bridget Minihan, aged 32, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml

Minihan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Minihan, aged 17, a sempstress, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Jeremy Minihan, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Catherine Minihan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Minihan (post 1700)


  • Jeremiah Francis Minihan (1903-1973), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston (1954 to 1973)
  • Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan (b. 1943), American former director of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • John Minihan (b. 1957), former Irish politician from County Cork
  • Samuel Joseph "Sam" Minihan (b. 1994), English footballer
  • Gary Minihan (b. 1962), Australian silver and bronze medalist sprinter the 1982 Commonwealth Games

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml

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