Condale is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought to England
. It comes from the Norman name Cundel, and arrived with the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Condale family
The surname Condale was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
in the North Riding as Lords of the Manor of Cundall, originally pre Conquest, Cundel, at the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066. In the Domesday Book
survey taken in 1086 the village of Cundall was held by Alured from the Count of Mortain. Conjecturally the Cundalls are descended from this Norman noble.
Early History of the Condale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Condale research.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1627 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Condale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Condale Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Cundall, Cundal, Cundell, Cundel, Cundil, Cundill, Condall, Condal, Condel and many more.
Early Notables of the Condale family (pre 1700)
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Condale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Condale family to Ireland
Some of the Condale family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Condale family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Condale name or one of its variants: John and Elizabeth Cundall who settled in Georgia in 1734 with their three sons, John, Thomas, and William; Edward and Robert Cundell arrived in Maryland in 1737 and the next year moved to Virginia.