Early Origins of the Conlee family
The surname Conlee was first found in County Offaly
(Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland
in the Province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The line of the family name or sept Conley were descended through the name Connolly, Connelly, and Connell from McCarthy Mor (the Great), from Daologach, the King of Munster.
Early History of the Conlee family
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Conlee Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Conley, Connolly, Connelly, Connell, Connall, Connally, Conelly, Conolly, Conlay, Conlaye, Conleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Conlee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conlee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Conley of Kittery in 1640; who took the oath of fidelity in 1652; and was Constable of the new colony from 1647 to 1650. Isabel Conley settled in Maryland in 1697.
Contemporary Notables of the name Conlee (post 1700)
- Jenny Conlee, American musician, best known as the accordionist, pianist, organist, keyboardist, melodica player for the indie rock quintet The Decemberists
The Conlee 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: Non Sibi
Motto Translation: Not for himself.