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Origins Available: Irish-Alt, Irish
Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Connaires originally appeared in Gaelic as O Conchobhair, derived from the personal name Conchobhar.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Connor, Conner, Conor, Connors, O'Connor, Connores, Conner, Connar, Connars, O'Connar, O'Conner, Connair, Connairs, Connaire, Connaires, Cawner, Cawners, Caunnor, Cauner, Cauners and many more.
First found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The chief O'Connor Kerry was lord of a vast area north of Kerry prior to the Anglo- Norman invasion of 1170, when they were pushed further north.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connaires research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1761, 1763, 1834, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Connaires History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Connaires Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Conner who settled in Plymouth, arriving on the "Fortune" in 1621; just a year after the "Mayflower," Cornelious Conner, who settled in Exeter in 1650.
The Connaires Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Connaires 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.
This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 15:42.