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Mcniff Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conduibh a patronymic from the personal name Cú Dhubh composed of the elements ‘hound’ (genitive con) + dubh ‘black’. It is also Anglicized as Cunniff and McAdoo .

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


Similar surnames: Mcduff, Mcguff, Caniff, Mcneff, Mcnee, Mcnabb, Mcnair, Reiff, Medoff

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Where is the Mcniff family from?

You can see how Mcniff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcniff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcniff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Mcniff families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mcniff's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mcniff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcniff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcniff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcniff. 15% of Mcniff men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Mcniff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcniff were Shipping Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Shipping Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Mcniff lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mcniff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mcniff in 1950 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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