Show ContentsCondy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Condy 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 Condy family

The surname Condy 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 Condy family

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Condy 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 Condy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Condy family to Ireland

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United States Condy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Condy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Condy, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640 [5]
  • Jeffery Condy, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [5]
  • Thomas Condy was a soldier in Turner Company in the year 1678, in Boston
  • William Condy (died 1685) 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
Condy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jeremy Condy, who landed in New England in 1761 [5]
Condy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Condy, who arrived in Maryland in 1848 [5]
  • Margaret Condy, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "State of California" from Moville [6]
  • John Condy, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Aurania (1883)" from Queenstown [6]
Condy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Condy, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Londonderry [6]

Canada Condy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Condy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Condy, aged 45 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Scotland" Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Condy (post 1700) +

  • Nicholas Condy (1793-1857), English landscape painter
  • Jonathan W Condy, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1797 to 1799
  • Nicholas Matthews Condy (1816-1851), also known as Nicholas Condy the Younger, a British maritime painter, son of Nicholas Condy
  • Henry Bollmann Condy, British chemist and industrialist, best noted for his eponymous disinfectants Condy’s Crystals and Condy’s Fluid
  • Gillian Condy (b. 1952), South African botanical artist, awarded a gold medal by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Condy Boyle, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1932 [8]
  • Condy Raguet (1784-1842), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 1st District, 1818-22; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Brazil, 1825-27 [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. 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)
  6. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  7. 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)
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from
  9. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook