The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Minnagh is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."
Early Origins of the Minnagh family
The surname Minnagh was first found in County Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
. This distinguished Irish family were descended from Kennedy, nephew of King Brian Boru, Ireland's great Warrior King who fell in the battle of Clontarf in the year 1014.
Early History of the Minnagh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minnagh research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Minnagh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Minnagh Spelling Variations
Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations
. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Minnagh revealed many variations, including Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.
Early Notables of the Minnagh family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family at this time was Mathew Kennedy, who was forced to leave Ireland
for France after the Fall of Limerick; Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Baronet
, an official of the... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minnagh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Minnagh family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Minnagh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Minnagh, aged 27 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Munn" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)