Show ContentsCondie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Condie is thought to be ultimately derived from Middle English, Old French word "conduit," which denoted a water channel. As a name it is assumed that the first bearer of the name lived near a canal of some kind.

The first record of the family was found in "Conde, near Bayeux where Arnfrid Camerarius witnessed a charter in Normandy 1066. In 1086 he held 26 lordships in Barony in England [1]. Robert, his son, gave his estate of Condy to Holy Trinity, Caen, 1082. He is named Robert de Condy in England 1103. His brother Audin de Condy was Bishop of Bayeux 1112, and Turstin de Condy Archbishop of York 1119. Another brother, Richard de Condy companied Duke Robert to Palestine 1096." [2]

Early Origins of the Condie family

The surname Condie was first found in Yorkshire where a Roger de Cundi was on record in circa 1150. The records of the Templars show Aliz de Condi in 1185 in Lincolnshire. The Pipe Rolls of 1200 for Lincolnshire show Nicholas Cundy. [3]

Further to the north in Scotland, "there was at one time a family of Condie of that Ilk, who derived their name from the lands of Condie, near Forgandenny, Perthshire. John de Conady is in record in Perth in 1414." [4]

Early History of the Condie family

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Condie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Condy, Condie, Conedy, Conndy, Conndie, Caundie, Caundy, Cundie, Cundy, Coneday, Conady, Connedie, Caunedy, Caunnday, Caundey, Coundey, Conday, Condey, Connidy, Cunnidie, Cuneday, Cunady, Cunnedie, Caunidy and many more.

Early Notables of the Condie family (pre 1700)

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Condie Ranking

In the United States, the name Condie is the 15,556th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the Condie family to Ireland

Some of the Condie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Condie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Condie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Condie, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1884 [6]

Australia Condie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Condie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Condie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Condie (post 1700) +

  • Richard P. Condie (1898-1985), American conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1957 to 1974
  • Allyson Braithwaite "Ally" Condie, American writer of young-adult fiction, her first book, Matched, was a New York Times Best Seller
  • Spencer Joel Condie (b. 1940), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989
  • Richard Condie RCA (b. 1942), Canadian animated film maker, best known for his 1985 animated short The Big Snit
  • Brigadier-General Richard Condie Sanders (1915-1976), American Commanding General US Army Air Forces Personnel Distribution Command (1946-1950) [8]

HMS Dorsetshire
  • James Condie (d. 1945), British Steward aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [9]

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  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  6. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from
  8. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Richard Sanders. Retrieved from
  9. Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), on Facebook