Minihane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Minihane family

The surname Minihane 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.

Important Dates for the Minihane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minihane research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Minihane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Minihane 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 Minihane family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minihane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Minihane migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minihane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Cornelius Minihane, aged 50 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [1]
  • Ms. Eliza Minihane, aged 20 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]
  • Ms. Johanna Minihane, aged 28 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [1]
  • Mr. John Minihane, aged 20 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]
  • Mr. Patrick Minihane, aged 2 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Minihane (post 1700)

  • Bob Minihane (b. 1938), American CFL football player from Boston, Massachusetts who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes (1961-1968)
  • Sir Samuel Edge-Lord "Sam" Minihane, British actor, known for his work on Atop the Fourth Wall (2008), Dunk Star (1991) and Welsh Greats (2008)

Citations

  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 47)
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