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Where did the Irish Connelen family come from? What is the Irish Connelen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Connelen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Connelen family history?Before Irish names were translated into English, Connelen had a Gaelic form of O Conallain or O Coinghiollan in Connacht; the name is O Caoindealbhain in Munster and Leinster. Connal or Connall is claimed to be a pet name for a sprout or little sprout; a term of affection or endearment.
The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Connelen family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Conlan, Conlin, Conlon, Connelen, Connelon, Connelan, O'Connelen, O'Conlan, O'Conlin, Connellon, Connellan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connelen research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1247, 1260, 1492, 1508, 1620, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Connelen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Connelen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Under the rule of England, land ownership in Ireland changed dramatically, and many native Irish families found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Connelen or one of its variants: Michael Conlon settled in Maryland in 1774; Pat Conlan settled in Canada in 1839; James Conlin settled in Philadelphia in 1846; the family also settled in Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland in the 19th century..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Inter Utrumque
Motto Translation: Between the two.
The Connelen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Connelen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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