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Condor Early Origins



The surname Condor was first found in Shropshire (Salop) where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor at Condover. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and large village of Condover were held by Earl Roger and Roger Venator who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Condor Early History


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Condor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Condor research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1658, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Condor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Condor Spelling Variations


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Condor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Conder, Condor, Conter, Condar and others.

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Condor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Condor Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Condor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Condor, who settled in America in 1822
  • Ann Condor, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1822 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Condor, aged 18, who landed in America in 1822 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bridget Condor, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1839

Condor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Condor, aged 20, a laundress, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml
  • James Condor, aged 37, a stone mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

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