Coneybeare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coneybeare family

The surname Coneybeare was first found in Devon where they held a family seat at Collibear, a hamlet in the parish of Tawstock. "The change from 'i' to 'y' is common; compare bannister and baluster. This is a familiar Devonshire name." [1]

Early History of the Coneybeare family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coneybeare research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1642, 1690, 1757, 1692, 1755, 1691, 1703 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Coneybeare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coneybeare Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coneybear, Conibeer, Conyber, Connybeare, Conibeere, Connabear and many more.

Early Notables of the Coneybeare family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Coneybeare (1692-1755), Bishop of Bristol, born 31 Jan. 1691 at Pinhoe, near Exeter, of which place his father...
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Migration of the Coneybeare family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Conable, who settled in Boston in 1674; Anthony Conibeer, who settled in Maryland in 1737; Thomas Conibear, who came to America in 1747; John Conybear, who came to Virginia in 1759.

Contemporary Notables of the name Coneybeare (post 1700) +

  • Rod Coneybeare (1930-2019), Canadian puppeteer and voice actor, best known for his work on the long-lived Canadian children's program The Friendly Giant

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook
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