Origins Available: Irish
When Conein was first used as a surname among the ancient Scottish people, it was a name for a personal name
Conan, which means little hound.
The name could also be a local
name from the land of Conan in Kincardinshire. In this situation, the name would have been a topographic
or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Conein family
The surname Conein was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, where Adam filius
Conani was probably the first recording of the name in 1292. A few years later, Conan of Balquhidder rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
Early History of the Conein family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conein research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Conein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Conein Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Conein has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
Early Notables of the Conein family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Conein family to Ireland
Some of the Conein family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Conein family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Conein: Christopher Conant who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623; as did Roger and his wife in the same year; Roger Conant and his wife settled in Maine in 1623.