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The Connaughton surname comes from a proud and ancient past. The name Connaughton appeared originally in Gaelic as O Connachtain.

Connaughton Early Origins



The surname Connaughton was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Connaughton Spelling Variations


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Connaughton Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Connaughton were encountered in the archives: Cunigan, Conigan, Cunnigan, Conaghan, Conaughan, O'Cunigan, O'Conaghan, Connaghan, Connaughan, Kinneghan, Kinnegan and many more.

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Connaughton Early History


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Connaughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connaughton research. Another 408 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Connaughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Connaughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Connaughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Connaughton 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Connaughton:

Connaughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Connaughton, who landed in New York in 1840

Connaughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Connaughton, aged 19, who landed in America from Loughrea, in 1901
  • Ellen Connaughton, aged 18, who landed in America from Ballymoe, Ireland, in 1905
  • Bridget Connaughton, aged 24, who landed in America from Castlerea, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ellen Connaughton, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Kilkerrin, Ireland, in 1909
  • Francis Connaughton, aged 24, who landed in America from Athlore, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Connaughton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Catherine Connaughton, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Mr. James Connaughton, aged 7 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Erin's Queen" Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Mr. William Connaughton, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Connaughton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Connaughton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Connaughton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Connaughton, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Connaughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Connaughton (post 1700)



  • Frank Henry Connaughton (1869-1942), American Major League Baseball shortstop and outfielder
  • James Laurence Connaughton (b. 1961), American energy industry lawyer
  • Sean T. Connaughton (b. 1966), the American current Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Gary Connaughton, Irish inter-county Gaelic footballer
  • Paul Connaughton Jr. (b. 1982), Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Brian Connaughton (1899-1983), Irish Garda Síochána and recipient of the Scott Medal
  • Paul Connaughton Sr. (b. 1944), former Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Shane Connaughton (b. 1941), Irish writer and actor
  • Patrick John Connaughton (b. 1949), English former professional football goalkeeper
  • Jared Connaughton (b. 1985), Canadian sprinter

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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