Connyle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Connyle is the Gaelic word Mac-Dhomhnaill, which translates to mean the son of the mightiest one in the world.
Early Origins of the Connyle family
The surname Connyle 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 Connyle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connyle research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Connyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Connyle Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Connyle has appeared as MacConnell, MacConnal, MacConnel, Connell and others.
Early Notables of the Connyle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Connyle family to Ireland
Some of the Connyle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Connyle family
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Connyle were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Alexander, Arthur, Andrew, Francis, George, Henry, John, James, Neil, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William MacConnell all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870.
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