Meaning and Origin of Cunniff - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Cunniff

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish (Connacht) : reduced 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.