Connable History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Connable family

The surname Connable was first found in Devon where they held a family seat at Collibear, a hamlet in the parish of Tawstock. "The change from 'i' to 'y' is common; compare bannister and baluster. This is a familiar Devonshire name." [1]

Early History of the Connable family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connable research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1642, 1690, 1757, 1692, 1755, 1691, 1703 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Connable History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Connable Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coneybear, Conibeer, Conyber, Connybeare, Conibeere, Connabear and many more.

Early Notables of the Connable family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Coneybeare (1692-1755), Bishop of Bristol, born 31 Jan. 1691 at Pinhoe, near Exeter, of which place his father...
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Migration of the Connable family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Conable, who settled in Boston in 1674; Anthony Conibeer, who settled in Maryland in 1737; Thomas Conibear, who came to America in 1747; John Conybear, who came to Virginia in 1759.


Contemporary Notables of the name Connable (post 1700) +

  • Ben Connable, American retired Marine Major, military strategist and Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California
  • Joel Connable (1973-2012), American television host, news anchor and reporter


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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