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

Minihan Early Origins



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.

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Minihan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Minihan Early History


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Minihan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minihan research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Minihan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Minihan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Minihan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minihan 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Minihan (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
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The Minihan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minihan 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 16 April 2017 at 22:25.

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