Show ContentsCindy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cindy is thought to be ultimately derived from Middle English, Old French word "conduit," which denoted a water channel. As a name it is assumed that the first bearer of the name lived near a canal of some kind.

The first record of the family was found in "Conde, near Bayeux where Arnfrid Camerarius witnessed a charter in Normandy 1066. In 1086 he held 26 lordships in Barony in England [1]. Robert, his son, gave his estate of Condy to Holy Trinity, Caen, 1082. He is named Robert de Condy in England 1103. His brother Audin de Condy was Bishop of Bayeux 1112, and Turstin de Condy Archbishop of York 1119. Another brother, Richard de Condy companied Duke Robert to Palestine 1096." [2]

Early Origins of the Cindy family

The surname Cindy was first found in Yorkshire where a Roger de Cundi was on record in circa 1150. The records of the Templars show Aliz de Condi in 1185 in Lincolnshire. The Pipe Rolls of 1200 for Lincolnshire show Nicholas Cundy. [3]

Further to the north in Scotland, "there was at one time a family of Condie of that Ilk, who derived their name from the lands of Condie, near Forgandenny, Perthshire. John de Conady is in record in Perth in 1414." [4]

Early History of the Cindy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cindy research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1340, 1414, 1541, 1682, 1717, 1688, 1737, 1688 and are included under the topic Early Cindy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cindy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Condy, Condie, Conedy, Conndy, Conndie, Caundie, Caundy, Cundie, Cundy, Coneday, Conady, Connedie, Caunedy, Caunnday, Caundey, Coundey, Conday, Condey, Connidy, Cunnidie, Cuneday, Cunady, Cunnedie, Caunidy and many more.

Early Notables of the Cindy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Cindy family to Ireland

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Condy of New London, who settled in Connecticut in 1664, and was master of a vessel in the West Indies trade. In 1679 on a voyage to London, England, his vessel was taken by the Algerians. William died in 1685. Thomas Condy was a soldier in Turner Company in the year 1678, in Boston..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cindy (post 1700) +

  • Beth Cindy Levine (1960-2020), American investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology
  • Cindy Joy Waddingham (b. 1980), Australian television and film actress, best known for her role as Sarah in the Australian black comedy series, Wilfred (2007)
  • Cindy Stapper, American oil and pastel artist based in Austin, Texas
  • Cindy R. Jebb, born Cindy Glazier, is a retired United States Army brigadier general who last served as the 14th Dean of the United States Military Academy
  • Cindy Blackstock OC FRSC, Canadian Gitxsan activist for child welfare and executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, professor for the School of Social Work at McGill University
  • Mrs. Cindy Helen Rose O.B.E. (b. 1965), British Business woman and Chief Executive Officer for Microsoft, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to UK Technology [5]
  • Cindy Domenico, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1996
  • Cindy Rau-Hatton, American politician, Mayor of Gloucester Township, New Jersey, 2007 [6]
  • Cindy Guyer (b. 1961), American model and actress from Stamford, Connecticut, best known for being a cover model for Nancy Drew books and romance novels
  • Cindy Munkittrick, American politician, Representative from Florida 5th District, 1992 [7]

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  4. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
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  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook