The surname Conliss comes from the Irish O Cuindlis.
Early Origins of the Conliss family
The surname Conliss was first found in Tipperary
. The Annals of Loch Ce record the slaying of the eminent historian Domhnall O Cuindlis by the O'Concannons in 1342. Around 1400, Murchadh O Cuindlis was the scribe of The Red Book of Munster
and part of The Yellow Book of Lecan. Cornelius O Cunlis was a bishop in Clonfert from 1448-1463.
Early History of the Conliss family
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Conliss Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Quinlisk, Conliss, Cunlisk, Quinlish, Conlish and others.
Early Notables of the Conliss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conliss family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Quinlisk and his family and Hugh Quinlish and his family, who arrived in New York in 1848 and 1849; Ellen Quinlist and James Quinlis and his family, who landed in New York in 1851.