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Where did the English Conyton family come from? What is the English Conyton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Conyton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Conyton family history?The history of the Conyton family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Cambridgeshire, in the parish of Connington.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Connington, Connigton, Conitone, Conyton, Coniton, Conintone and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conyton research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, and 1340 are included under the topic Early Conyton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Conyton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Conyton or a variant listed above were: Wm. Connington, who arrived in Baltimore in 1676; William Connington, who arrived in Maryland in 1676; Naomi Connis, who arrived in Boston in 1702; Lewis Connington, who settled in America in 1757.
The Conyton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conyton 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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