On the western coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands the Connole family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill,
which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.
Early Origins of the Connole family
The surname Connole was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Connole family
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Connole Spelling Variations
In various documents Connole has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.
Early Notables of the Connole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Connole family to Ireland
Some of the Connole family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Connole 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 Connole or a variant listed above:
Connole Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Dennis Connole, aged 22, who arrived in America from Manchester, in 1903
- John Connole, aged 20, who arrived in America from Lahince, Ireland, in 1907
- Nellie Connole, aged 18, who arrived in America from Kilshanny, Ireland, in 1908
- Katie Connole, aged 18, who arrived in America from Kilshanny, Ireland, in 1910
- Michael Connole, aged 22, who arrived in America from Liscannor, Ireland, in 1913
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Connole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Connole, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 24th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Bunyan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbunyan1854.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Connole (post 1700)
- Tom Connole, American cameraman, known for his work in Pretty Woman (1990), Van Helsing (2004) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
- Commander David R. Connole (d. 1945), American Captain of USS Trigger when the submarine was lost in battle in March 1945, eponym of the USS Connole (FF-1056), a Knox-class frigate
- Bruce Connole (b. 1958), American singer, songwriter and musician