McNeish / McNish
The name Minchin in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic Mac Naois Sept of Eastern Ulster may have occasionally anglicized their name as Minchin, instead of the more usual Minnis or MacNish.
Spelling variations include: MacNeish, MacNeice, MacNish, MacNess, MacKness, MacNeece and many more.
Motto Translated: "Animo non astutia", By courage, not by craft.