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All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Conboy is O Conbhuidhe or O Connmhachain. The former of these names likely comes from the Gaelic word "condmach," while the latter probably comes from "cu buidhe." Conway is also an Anglicization of the names Mac Conmheadha or Mac Connmhaigh.

Conboy Early Origins



The surname Conboy was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, and Connacht.

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Conboy Spelling Variations


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Conboy Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Conboy family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Conway, Conboy, Convey, O'Conway, McConway and others.

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Conboy Early History


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Conboy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conboy research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1300, 1st , 1564, 1631, 1623, 1628, 1631, 1594, 1655, 1st , 1623, 1683, 1681, 1683, 1586, 1623, 1631, 1679, 1st , 1630, 1669, 1661 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Conboy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conboy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conboy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway PC (1564-1631), an English soldier and statesman, Secretary of State in 1623, Lord President of the Council (1628-1631); his son, Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway PC (1594-1655), an English politician, military commander and peer; and his son, Edward...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conboy Notables 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Conboy:

Conboy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Conboy, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1904

Conboy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Conboy, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Eliza Conboy, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conboy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conboy (post 1700)



  • Sara Agnes Mclaughlin Conboy (1870-1928), labor organizer in the United States
  • Andrew Conboy (b. 1988), American professional ice hockey forward
  • Tim Conboy (b. 1982), American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • John Conboy, American soap opera producer
  • Kenneth Conboy (b. 1938), federal judge of the United States District Court in New York
  • Martin D. Conboy, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1992
  • Martin Conboy (1878-1944), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933-35
  • John Conboy, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1920
  • James C. Conboy Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 1974
  • Charles R. Conboy Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 35th District, 1934, 1936
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.


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Conboy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The Conboy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conboy 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 3 February 2016 at 10:09.

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