Early Origins of the Conaton family
Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat in the barony of Banagh. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was traced as being descended from the Princes of Tyrone through Aodh Anrachan, a younger brother of Donal an Togdhamh through the MacSweeney line.
Early History of the Conaton family
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Conaton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Conaty, Connaghty, Connarty, Conarty, Conaghty and others.
Early Notables of the Conaton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conaton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: D. Conarty, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819; Charles Connaty, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834; John Conaughton, who came to New York in 1840; Bridget Conaughton, who arrived in New York, NY sometime between 1846 and 1864.
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