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Con History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada is thought to be the home of the ancestors of the Con family. Their name comes from someone having lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region). The Conn family name dates back to medieval times, when a prominent Roman Catholic family of the name Con, or Cone, of Auchry lived in the parish of Monquhitter.


Early Origins of the Con family


The surname Con was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Con family


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Con Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Con has appeared as Conn, Con, Cone, Caun, Caune, Conne and others.

Early Notables of the Con family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Con family to Ireland


Some of the Con family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Con family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Con or a variant listed above:

Con Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Con, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Blasco Con, who landed in America in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Con (post 1700)


  • Brian Con Penton (1904-1951), Australian journalist and novelist
  • Fr. Con Cottrell (1917-1982), Irish hurler who played from 1941 to 1947
  • Con Sullivan (d. 1964), New Zealand international rugby league footballer who played from 1909 to 1910
  • Con Coughlin (b. 1955), British journalist and author, editor for the Daily Telegraph
  • Con Greaney, Irish singer
  • Con Houlihan, considered one of Ireland's finest sportswriters
  • Con Conrad (1891-1938), American songwriter and producer
  • Sir Con O'Neill (1912-1988), British civil servant and diplomat who led the British delegation which negotiated the country's entry to the European Economic Community
  • Con Cremin (1908-1987), Irish diplomat
  • Con Hunley (b. 1945), American country music singer

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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