|Who dropped the 'e'? Why do
some of us spell McNees with and 'e' on the end while others do not?
According to my grandmother Zelma Mae
(Hurst) McNees (1899-1992), those that fought for the North during the
Civil War dropped the 'e'. See lineage of
Joseph McNeese and sons Henry
McNeese and John McNees. Do you know this to be true? Do you know
AIM - Earl2812 (3:18:44 PM
of my family did side with the North and did drop the e or changed the
spelling to McNeis or McNeice. My family did all three. Most converted
back to McNeese after the war. I live in a city called Hemet its in
This theory is contrary to the
Origin of the McNees name published by John McNeese in 1981.