To the ancient Scottish name Conen was a nickname
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 Conen family
The surname Conen 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 Conen family
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Conen Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Conen has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
Early Notables of the Conen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conen family to Ireland
Some of the Conen 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 Conen family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Conen: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Conen (post 1700)
- Victoire Conen de Saint-Luc (1761-1794), French noble and nun who was was executed during The Terror having been sentenced for having supported the War in the Vendée
- Edmund Conen (1914-1990), German footballer from Ürzig, Germany; he paled from 1932 to 1952 and manged from 1950 to 1959