Cawnnor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Cawnnor originally appeared in Gaelic as O Conchobhair, derived from the personal name Conchobhar.
Early Origins of the Cawnnor family
The surname Cawnnor was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The chief O'Connor Kerry was lord of a vast area north of Kerry prior to the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170, when they were pushed further north.
Early History of the Cawnnor family
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Cawnnor Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Connor, Conner, Conor, Connors, O'Connor, Connores, Conner, Connar, Connars, O'Connar, O'Conner, Connair, Connairs, Connaire, Connaires, Cawner, Cawners, Caunnor, Cauner, Cauners and many more.
Early Notables of the Cawnnor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cawnnor family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Conner who settled in Plymouth, arriving on the "Fortune" in 1621; just a year after the "Mayflower," Cornelious Conner, who settled in Exeter in 1650.