Show ContentsConne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Conne name date back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. Conne was a name for someone who lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region). The Conn family name dates back to medieval times, when a prominent Roman Catholic family of the name Con, or Cone, of Auchry lived in the parish of Monquhitter.

Early Origins of the Conne family

The surname Conne was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Conne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conne research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1623, 1640, 1650 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Conne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Conne Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Conne has been spelled Conn, Con, Cone, Caun, Caune, Conne and others.

Early Notables of the Conne family

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was George Conn (Conaeus) (d. 1640), was brought up as a Catholic by his father, Patrick Conn of Auchry, near Turriff. "His mother was Isabella Chyn of Esselmont. He was sent when very young to be educated at Douay, from which he passed in succession to the Scots College at Paris and at Rome. He completed his...
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Ireland Migration of the Conne family to Ireland

Some of the Conne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Conne migration to the United States +

Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Conne or a variant listed above:

Conne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Deborah Conne, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Conne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Jean Conne, who landed in Connecticut in 1763 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Conne (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Pierre-Flix Conne (1892-1979), French General Officer Commanding Division Algiers (1943) [2]

  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. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Pierre-Flix Conne. Retrieved from on Facebook