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Conacher is a name that dates back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was given to someone who lived on the lands of Stewart of Atholl. Anciently, they were known as Clan Donnachaidh, coming from the Gaelic name Donnachadh Reamhar, or Duncan the Stout, one of the Celtic Earls of Atholl. Most of the Clan took on the name Robertson, which comes from the personal name of 15th century Clan chief Robert Riach.

Conacher Early Origins



The surname Conacher was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Conacher Spelling Variations


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Conacher Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Conacher has been spelled Robertson, Conachie, Conaghy, Conacher, Conaghy, Conchie, Donnachie, Donachie and many more.

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Conacher Early History


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Conacher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conacher research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Conacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Conacher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conacher In Ireland


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Conacher In Ireland



Some of the Conacher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Conacher or a variant listed above:

Conacher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Conacher, who settled in Maryland in 1716

Conacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. Conacher, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838

Conacher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Conacher landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conacher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conacher (post 1700)



  • Pete Conacher (b. 1932), retired Canadian ice hockey player
  • Patrick John Conacher (b. 1959), retired Canadian ice hockey forward
  • Cory Conacher (b. 1989), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger
  • Roy Gordon Conacher (1916-1984), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger inducted into the Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Brian Kennedy Conacher (b. 1941), Canadian professional ice hockey player and hockey broadcaster
  • Charles William "The Big Bomber" Conacher (1909-1967), Canadian NHL ice hockey player, inductee into the Hall of Fame (1961)
  • Lionel Conacher (1901-1954), Canadian athlete, who played professional (NHL) hockey, professional (CFL) football as well as minor league baseball, soccer, lacrosse, track, amateur boxing, and was also a member of Parliament (1949-54)
  • Jim Conacher (b. 1921), retired Canadian ice hockey forward

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Conacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conacher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 September 2016 at 02:48.

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