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Before Irish names were translated into English, Conlan had a Gaelic form of O Conallain or O Coinghiollan in Connacht; the name is O Caoindealbhain in Munster and Leinster. Connal or Connall is claimed to be a pet name for a sprout or little sprout; a term of affection or endearment.

Conlan Early Origins



The surname Conlan was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Conlan Spelling Variations


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Conlan Spelling Variations



One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname Conlan were found in the many archives researched. These included Conlan, Conlin, Conlon, Connelen, Connelon, Connelan, O'Connelen, O'Conlan, O'Conlin, Connellon, Connellan and many more.

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Conlan Early History


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Conlan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conlan research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1247, 1260, 1492, 1508, 1620, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Conlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conlan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Conlan:

Conlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Conlan, who arrived in New York in 1844
  • Miss Conlan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Andrew Conlan, aged 25, landed in New York in 1854
  • Martin Conlan, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • John Conlan, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Conlan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick Conlan, aged 23, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Celia Conlan, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Pat Conlan settled in Canada in 1839
  • Miss. Catherine Conlan, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Conlan, aged 45, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar"
  • Patrick Conlan, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Rose Conlan, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Patrick Conlan, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • James Conlan, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Conlan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Conlan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Richard Conlan, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Conlan, aged 26, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Ellen Conlan, aged 1, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Catherine Conlan, aged 21, a dairymaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conlan (post 1700)



  • John Bertrand "Jocko" Conlan (1899-1989), American outfielder and umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Bernard Conlan (b. 1923), British Labour Party politician
  • Michael "Mick" Conlan (b. 1958), former Australian rules footballer

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Conlan Historic Events


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Conlan Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles Edward Conlan, British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Inter Utrumque
Motto Translation: Between the two.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Conlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conlan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 September 2016 at 11:09.

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