Conibear History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Conibear family

The surname Conibear 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 Conibear family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conibear 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 Conibear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Conibear Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Conibear 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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United States Conibear migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conibear Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Conibear, who settled in America in 1747
Conibear Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Conibear, who settled in America in 1889

Contemporary Notables of the name Conibear (post 1700) +

  • Hiram Boardman Conibear (1871-1917), American rowing coach who developed the Conibear stroke at the University of Washington in 1907, eponym of the Conibear Rowing Club and Conibear Shellhouse


  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)


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