Show ContentsCondron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Condron, 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 Condron is Condún.

Early Origins of the Condron family

The surname Condron 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.

Early History of the Condron family

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Condron Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Condron to have been recorded over the years include: Condon, Condone, Caunteton, Condun, Condin, Conden, Condan, Condine, Condune, Caundon and many more.

Early Notables of the Condron family (pre 1700)

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Condron Ranking

In the United States, the name Condron is the 17,824th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Condron migration to the United States +

Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Condron:

Condron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Condron, who came as a bonded passenger to Maryland in 1727
  • Richard Condron, who emigrated from Ireland in 1742
Condron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Condron, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832 [2]

Canada Condron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Condron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Condron, aged 1 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Caroline" Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [3]

Australia Condron migration to Australia +

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

Condron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Catherine Condron, (b. 1816), aged 17, Irish nurse maid who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Caroline" on 6th August 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Miss. Mary Condron, British Convict who was convicted in Manchester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 9th March 1847, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Alicia Condron, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Condron (post 1700) +

  • Enda Condron, Irish former gaelic football player from County Laois

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  2. 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)
  3. Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
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  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th February 2020). Retrieved from
  6. South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved on Facebook