Show ContentsCaun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Caun evolved. It was a name for someone who 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 Caun family

The surname Caun 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 Caun family

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Caun Spelling Variations

Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Caun has been written as Conn, Con, Cone, Caun, Caune, Conne and others.

Early Notables of the Caun family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was George Conn (Conaeus) (d. 1640), was brought up as a Catholic by his father, Patrick Conn of Auchry, near Turriff. "His mother was Isabella Chyn of Esselmont. He was sent when very young to be educated at Douay, from which he passed in succession to the Scots College at Paris and at Rome. He completed his...
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Ireland Migration of the Caun family to Ireland

Some of the Caun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Caun family

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Caun, or a variant listed above: Hugh Conn settled in Maryland in 1715; followed by A. C. and E. Conn in 1820; John and Patrick Conn settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767. on Facebook