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Cunniff Family History

Cunniff Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo and Roscommon): shortened form of McCunniff an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conduibh ‘son of Condubh’ (earlier Cú Dhubh) a personal name meaning ‘black hound’. This is just one of several Anglicized forms that also include McAdoo and McNiff .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mcniff, Cuff, Connick, Caniff, Duff, Gunning, Braniff, Cunneen

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Where is the Cunniff family from?

You can see how Cunniff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cunniff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cunniff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cunniff family living in Connecticut. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cunniff's in USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Cunniff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cunniff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cunniff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cunniff. 22% of Cunniff men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cunniff women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cunniff were Chauffeur and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Chauffeur
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cunniff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cunniff. For the veterans among your Cunniff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cunniff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cunniff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cunniff in 1960 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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