Early Origins of the Conisbey family
Lincolnshire where they originated at Coningsby, a village and civil parish 8 miles north of Horncastle. Literally, the place name means "the king's manor or village," from the Old Scandinavian words "konunger" + "by." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Cuningesbi. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) At that time, Coningsby was the King's land, held in tenancy by Earl Hugh, Drogo, and Robert the Steward. It consisted of 15 fisheries. Conjecturally, the Coningsby family name is descended from this Norman source. Sir John Coningsby of Coningsby Castle, earliest recorded of the surname, was slain at Chesterfield in the Barons war with King John in 1216. North Mimms, Hertfordshire was an early home of the family. The church is built of flints, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a lofty spire, and contains many effigies, brasses with inscriptions in black letter, and other ancient memorials and the windows of which exhibit in stained glass various coats of arms, principally of the Coningsby family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. "The church [of King's Areley in Worcestershire] is situated on a considerable eminence commanding a fine prospect and nearly overhanging the river, which flows through a rich valley at the base. In the burial ground is a singular sepulchral monument, of the date of about 1690, supposed to commemorate Sir Harry Coningsby, of Hampton Court, who lived in seclusion in this parish, in consequence of the loss of his only child." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Conisbey family
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Conisbey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coningsby, Conisbee, Colisbe, Conigsby, Conesby, Conisby, Connisby, Connesbie, Conesbie, Conisbye, Conisbee, Connisbee, Collisbee, Colisbee, Collisbie, Collisby, Collesby, Conningsbie, Coningsbie, Coningesby, Cunnisby, Cunningsby and many more.
Early Notables of the Conisbey family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Coningsby of Coningsby Castle; Sir Thomas Coningsby (died 1625), an English soldier and Member of Parliament, notable for his diary of military action in France in 1591; Humphrey Coningsby (born ca. 1623), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons...
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Migration of the Conisbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Conisby settled in Barbados in 1635.
The Conisbey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vestigia nulla retrorsum
Motto Translation: No steps backwards.
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