Condray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Condray 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 . 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." 
Early Origins of the Condray family
The surname Condray 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. 
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." 
Early History of the Condray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Condray research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1340, 1414, 1541, 1682, 1717, 1688, 1737, 1688 and are included under the topic Early Condray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Condray 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 Condray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Condray family to Ireland
Some of the Condray 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.
Migration of the Condray family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Condy of New London, who settled in Connecticut in 1664, and was master of a vessel in the West Indies trade. In 1679 on a voyage to London, England, his vessel was taken by the Algerians. William died in 1685. Thomas Condy was a soldier in Turner Company in the year 1678, in Boston..
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