1,603 MCNIFF members around the world
Stay informed about MCNIFF Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
MCNIFF Family HistoryRecorded as McNiff, MacNuff, McConniff, McCuniff, Mackniffe, Canniffe, Coneffe, Cunniff, Kinniff, and scarcely recognizeable variants such as Caddo, MacAdoo, MacEndoo and others, this is an Irish medieval surname. Also recorded in Scotland for many generations, but in Ireland originally specific to County Leitrim and parts of Ulster, over the centuries it has been recorded in its varied forms throughout Ireland, although it is doubtfull as to the actual relationship between nameholders. However what does seem to be generally agreed is that however the surname is spelt in the 21st century, it derives from the ancient Gaelic word "con" meaning a hound, and "dubh" - black, to give a translation of the Black Hoiund...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous MCNIFF (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the MCNIFF tribe
- Find your MCNIFF ancestor
- Tell us about your MCNIFF Family
- Tell us about your MCNIFF ancestors
- Ask a question about the MCNIFF history
- Leave a message for MCNIFF family members
Invite more MCNIFF family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MCNIFF tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest