Condell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Condell family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Condell came from the Norman name Cundel, and arrived with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Condell family

The surname Condell 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 of England 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 Condell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Condell research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1627 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Condell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Condell Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Condell are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Condell include Cundall, Cundal, Cundell, Cundel, Cundil, Cundill, Condall, Condal, Condel and many more.

Early Notables of the Condell family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Condell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Condell family to Ireland

Some of the Condell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Condell migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Condell, or a variant listed above:

Condell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Condell and Thomas Condell Jr. landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Thomas W. Condell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Abel Condell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1836

New Zealand Condell migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Condell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Condell, (b. 1818), aged 48, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 [1]
  • Mr. Condell, British travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January1869 [1]
  • Mr. E. M. Condell, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Aorangi" en route to Nelson, New Zealand on 23rd July 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Condell (post 1700) +

  • Aquila H. Condell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainville, 1918 [2]
  • Henry Condell (1757-1834), English violinist and composer; "nothing is known of his parentage or early life, but about the beginning of the century he was a prominent member of the orchestras of the King's Theatre, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden" [3]
  • Henry Condell (1797-1871), the first Mayor of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (1842-1844)
  • Sonny Condell (b. 1949), Irish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and graphic artist
  • Patrick "Pat" Condell (1949-1950), Irish writer, political commentator and comedian, a regular panelist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk"

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook
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