Conlon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Before Irish names were translated into English, Conlon 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.

Early Origins of the Conlon family

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

Important Dates for the Conlon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conlon research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1247, 1260, 1492, 1508, 1620, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Conlon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Conlon Spelling Variations

Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Conlon are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Conlan, Conlin, Conlon, Connelen, Connelon, Connelan, O'Connelen, O'Conlan, O'Conlin, Connellon, Connellan and many more.

Early Notables of the Conlon family (pre 1700)

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Conlon migration to the United States

Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Conlon family name:

Conlon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Conlon, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Conlon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Silvester Conlon, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806 [1]
  • Peter Conlon, who landed in New York, NY in 1836 [1]
  • Patrick Conlon, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Francis Conlon, who arrived in Colorado in 1878 [1]
  • John Conlon, who landed in Arkansas in 1891 [1]

Conlon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conlon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Michael Conlon U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [2]

Conlon migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Conlon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Conlon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [3]
  • Michael Conlon, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [4]
  • Ellen Conlon, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [4]
  • Anne Conlon, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851 [5]
  • Anne Conlon, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Conlon (post 1700)

  • James A. Conlon (1921-2000), American official in the United States Department of the Treasury who was Director of the Bureau of Engraving
  • Robert Daniel Conlon (b. 1948), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Suzanne B. Conlon (b. 1939), United States federal judge
  • Arthur Joseph "Jocko" Conlon (1897-1987), American professional baseball player
  • Charles Martin Conlon (1868-1945), American photographer
  • Edward W. Conlon (b. 1965), New York Police Department (NYPD) officer and author
  • Kelly Conlon (b. 1969), American bass guitarist
  • James Conlon (b. 1950), American conductor and the current Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera
  • Martin McBride "Marty" Conlon (b. 1968), former American professional basketball player
  • Gerard "Gerry" Conlon (1954-2014), Irish member of the Guildford Four who spend 14 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of being IRA bombers
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Conlon family

RMS Lusitania
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Thomas Henry Conlon (d. 1912), aged 31, American Third Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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