McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume V, Number 2, May 12, 1997. Re-printed November, 1999.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.††††††††††††† Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




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Miscellaneous info, Nuggets from recent letters

page 1997-10

(Iowa, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Scotland, Ulster) [show Scotland, Ulster; rev. Aug. 2003 /fm]



Mc(ac)A/I/Ninch(sh) Surname(s), and Where They Might be from in Ireland

page 1997-11

I. In the United States, Consistent Spelling(s) since 1770's

page 1997-11

II. Ireland Connection, Clues to County Antrim, Ulster Province

page 1997-11

III. MacInnes, Ancestor of our Mc(ac)A/I/Ninch(sh,tch) Surnames

page 1997-14



The Editorís Corner


Four or five different people asked recently about the origins of our unusual surname(s), so the updated

story and Ulster research article is being published in this issue. Briefly, McA/I/Ninch(sh)ís were only

found in Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, in the valley of the River Bann, and along the north coast of

County Antrim, directly across the North Channel about 20 miles from Scotland, visible on a clear day


For much of its length, the River Bann is the boundary between County Londonderry, on the west bank

of the river, and County Antrim, on the east. Thus, itís easy to understand that some of the people were

on the west side of the River (Coleraine, the eastern-most part of County Londonderry), and others on

the east side of the River (e.g. Ballymena, Ballymoney, Bushmills, Dunluce, etc., in County Antrim).


Next issue, articles on the McAninch Farm Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Pennsylvania, and other subjects.



There seems to be a cure for everything but heredity.


Having teenagers is often what determines a parentís belief in heredity.


When a person has nothing else to blame, he falls back on his heredity.


Nothing creates a firmer belief in heredity than having a good-looking child.


The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come from the other parent.


Heredity is what makes the father wonder more than ever about the wifeís parents.


Parents of brilliant children are great believers in heredity.


Heredity is what makes the father and mother of teenagers wonder a little about each other.


The frightening thing about heredity and environment is that parents provide both.


It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.


ď14,000 Quips & Quotes for Writers and SpeakersĒ, by E. C. McKenzie


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