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When the Anglo- Normans began to settle in Ireland, they brought the tradition of local surnames to an island which already had a Gaelic naming system of hereditary surnames established. Local surnames, such as Condon, were formed from the names of a place or a geographical landmark where a person lived, held land, or was born. The earliest Anglo-Norman surnames of this type came from Normandy, but as the Normans moved, they created names that referred to where they actually resided. Originally, these place names were prefixed by "de," which means "from" in French. It is thought that this family derived its name from when an ancestor lived in the settlement of Caunton in the English county of Nottinghamshire. The Gaelic form of the surname Condon is Condún.

Condon Early Origins



The surname Condon was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where this ancient Norman family were granted lands by Strongbow for their assistance in the invasion of Ireland in 1172.

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Condon Spelling Variations


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Condon Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations of the name Condon that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Condon, Condone, Caunteton, Condun, Condin, Conden, Condan, Condine, Condune, Caundon and many more.

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Condon Early History


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Condon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Condon research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1605 is included under the topic Early Condon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Condon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Condon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Condon 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



During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Condon:

Condon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Condon who settled in Virginia in 1683

Condon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Condon, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Condon settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Patrick Condon, who landed in America in 1788
  • John Condon, who arrived in America in 1799

Condon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cathrine Condon, aged 30, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Francisco Condon, aged 39, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Pierce Condon, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1835
  • I Condon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Michel Condon, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Condon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Condon, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • David Condon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Thomas W. Condon U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Condon Sr., U.E. (b. 1757) who settled in Wentworth County [Hamilton], Ontario c. 1784; he served in Militia Battalions, died in 1839 in Wentworth, Ontario [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Condon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Condon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • Margaret Condon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Margaret Condon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • David Condon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Michael Condon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Condon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Condon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Johanna Condon, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Judy Condon, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Mary Condon, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Bridget Condon, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Condon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Condon arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Michael Condon arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Eliza Condon arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Henry Condon arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • William Condon arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Condon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Condon (post 1700)



  • John Michael "Jackie" Condon (1918-1977), American child actor, best known for his role as Jackie in the Our Gang short series from 1922 until 1929
  • David Condon (b. 1974), American politician, Mayor of Spokane, Washington (2012-)
  • Richard Thomas Condon (1915-1996), American novelist, best known for his book The Manchurian Candidate (1959) which became the eponymous movie in 1962 starring Frank Sinatra was selected for preservation as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
  • Edward Uhler Condon (1902-1974), American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project in 1943, eponym of the Franck-Condon principle and the Slater-Condon rule
  • Eddie Condon (1905-1973), American Jazz guitarist
  • William "Bill" Condon (b. 1955), American Academy Award-winning American screenwriter and director
  • Paul Leslie Condon Kt, QPM, DL, FRSA (b. 1947), Baron Condon, retired British police officer, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1993 to 2000
  • Emily Condon (b. 1998), Australian footballer
  • Herbert Thomas Condon (1912-1978), Australian museum curator and ornithologist
  • John "Johnny" Condon (1889-1919), British silver medalist bantamweight professional boxer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Condon Historic Events


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Condon Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Edward Patrick  Condon (1854-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles John Condon, British Lead Cook, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Delia Josephine Condon, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Suggested Readings for the name Condon


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Suggested Readings for the name Condon



  • Condon by Mae Bissinnar Condon.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  11. ...

The Condon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Condon 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.

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