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Before Irish names were translated into English, Conlin 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.

Conlin Early Origins



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

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Conlin Spelling Variations


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Conlin Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Conlin family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Conlan, Conlin, Conlon, Connelen, Connelon, Connelan, O'Connelen, O'Conlan, O'Conlin, Connellon, Connellan and many more.

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Conlin Early History


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Conlin Early History



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

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Conlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conlin 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



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Conlin or one of its variants:

Conlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Conlin, aged 22, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • James Conlin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Conlin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1838
  • James Conlin settled in Philadelphia in 1846
  • Ann Conlin, aged 20, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eleanor Conlin, aged 15, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conlin (post 1700)



  • Roxanne Barton Conlin (b. 1944), American lawyer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa (1977-1981), Assistant Attorney General of Iowa (1969-1976)
  • Jimmy Conlin (1884-1962), American character actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) and Second Chorus (1940)
  • Michaela Conlin (b. 1978), American stage and television actress, probably best known for her current role as Angela Montenegro in Bones (2005-2015), and also in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) and Enchanted (2007)
  • Joseph H. Conlin (1928-2007), American impresario and opera director
  • Edward James Conlin (b. 1933), retired American basketball player and coach
  • William "Bill" Conlin, American sportswriter and long-time columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News
  • Arthur Conlin (1883-1947), Australian rugby league footballer who played from 1908 to 1912, member of the New South Wales Team in 1909
  • Dan Conlin, Canadian maritime historian and museum curator in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Molly Frances Conlin (b. 1998), English actress, known for EastEnders (1985), The Omid Djalili Show (2007) and Blandings (2013)
  • James Conlin (1881-1917), English footballer

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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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Citations


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Citations



    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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Conlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conlin 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.

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