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

Moynehan Early Origins



The surname Moynehan 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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Moynehan Spelling Variations


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Moynehan Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Moynehan family name include Moynihan, Minihan, Minaghan, Moynaghan, Myneghane, Minighane, Munnighane, Minihane, Minnagh, Mimnagh, Moyna and many more.

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Moynehan Early History


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Moynehan Early History



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

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Moynehan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moynehan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Moynehan name:

Moynehan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Denis Moynehan, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mary Moynehan, aged 55, landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moynehan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moynehan (post 1700)



  • Patrick Moynehan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904, 1912 (alternate)
  • Dennis B. Moynehan, American Democrat politician, Chair of Hamilton County Democratic Party, 1936-42

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Moynehan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
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    The Moynehan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moynehan 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 20 October 2015 at 15:03.

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