I am researching my McNiff family ancestors.I have found 10 or 12 spellings for McNiff. Is that a normal part of researching Irish names?
I'm looking for information about a Peter McNiff and wife Mary Burke (b. about 1820).From Ireland, perhaps Leitrim County, they came to the U S around 1845.They has 3 children in Massachusets, all three were in California by 1870, perhaps their Father Peter, was as well. The children were John Henry McNiff, Catharine McNeeve, and Annie Eloise McNeeve.
I have a note about a John McNiff (b.about 1800) and Ann McKeon from Leitrim who married.They had two sons, Peter (b.1828) and Thomas (b.1822).Sons are said to have emigrated about 1850.