The Dalriadan kingdom of ancient Scotland
was the home of the ancestors of the Conchar family. Their name indicates that they lived on the lands of Stewart of Atholl. Anciently, they were known as Clan
Donnachaidh, coming from the Gaelic name Donnachadh Reamhar, or Duncan the Stout, one of the Celtic Earls of Atholl. Most of the Clan
took on the name Robertson, which comes from the personal name
of 15th century Clan
chief Robert Riach.
Early Origins of the Conchar family
The surname Conchar was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Conchar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conchar research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Conchar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Conchar Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of Conchar include Robertson, Conachie, Conaghy, Conacher, Conaghy, Conchie, Donnachie, Donachie and many more.
Early Notables of the Conchar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conchar family to Ireland
Some of the Conchar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 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 Conchar family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Conchar or a variant listed above include: John Conacher, who settled in Maryland in 1716; C. Conacher, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838; Margaret Connacher, who came to New Brunswick in 1799.