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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Connell is O Conaill.

Connell Early Origins



The surname Connell was first found in County Limerick where O'Connell was the chief of Hy-Cuilean, a territory south-east of Abbeyfeale, in the barony of Upper Connello near the borders of Cork and Kerry. The O'Connells had their chief residence in Castle Connell. In the twelfth century the O'Connells settled in Kerry. One reference claims that the O'Falvies, admirals of Desmond; the O'Connells, of Kerry; O'Sheas, chiefs of Muskerry, in Cork; and several other chiefs, claim descent from the Clan na Deaga, Chiefs of Munster, originally a branch of the Heremonians of Ulster.

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Connell Spelling Variations


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Connell Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Connell were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Connell, O'Connell, Cannell, Connall, Conell, Conall, Connill, Connull, Connel, Connal, Connul, Canell, Cannel, O'Connall, O'Conell and many more.

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Connell Early History


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Connell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connell research. Another 526 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1300, 1621, 1641, 1678, 1743, 1775, 1826, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Connell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Connell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Connell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Connell 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Connell family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Connell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Connell, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Hugh Connell, who landed in Maryland in 1672
  • Morgan Connell, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Rebecah Connell, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Connell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tim Connell, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Timothy Connell, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Cath Connell, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Catherine Connell, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Mary Connell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Connell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Connor Connell, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • P Connell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Sarah Connell, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Darby Connell, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Ann Connell, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Connell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Connell, who landed in Mississippi in 1903
  • Edward Connell, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903

Connell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Miss Catherine Connell, "Connett" U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783; listed as being a child but older than 10 years [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Daniel Connell, "Connett" U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783; listed as being a child but older than 10 years [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mrs. Sarah Connell, "Connett" U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Miss Elizabeth Connell, "Connett" U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783; listed as being a child but older than 10 years [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Connell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Connell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Hugh Connell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Patrick Connell, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick Connell, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Providence" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Connell, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Providence" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Connell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Connell, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Alexander Connell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Nancy Agnes Connell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • John Connell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • John Connell, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Connell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Connell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Connell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Connell, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Ellen Connell, aged 36, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Morgan Connell, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Connell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Connell (post 1700)



  • John P. Connell (1923-2015), American stage, television, film and voice actor
  • Jane Connell (1925-2013), born Jane Sperry Bennett, an American Tony Award nominated character actress
  • Brigadier-General Samuel Martin Connell (1897-1981), American Commanding General 4th Bomber Command (1942-1944)
  • Brigadier-General Carl William Connell (1890-1946), American Commanding General 5th Air Force Service Command (1942-1944)
  • Richard E Connell (1857-1912), US Congressman from New York
  • Richard Connell (1893-1949), American author and journalist
  • Charles R Connell (1864-1922), US Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Evan Shelby Connell Jr. (b. 1924), American novelist, poet, and short story-writer
  • George Edward Connell OC, FRSC (b. 1930), Canadian biochemist and twelfth President of the University of Toronto (1984-1990)
  • Charles Connell (1810-1873), Canadian politician remembered mainly for placing his own image on a 5-cent postage stamp

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Connell Historic Events


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Connell Historic Events




Flight 191

  • D Connell, American passenger from South Bend, Indiana, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ciall agus neart
Motto Translation: Reason and power.


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Connell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Connell 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 29 November 2016 at 23:00.

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