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Before Irish names were translated into English, Connellan had a Gaelic form of O Conallain or O Coinghiollan in Connacht; the name is O Caoindealbhain in Munster and Leinster. Connal or Connall is claimed to be a pet name for a sprout or little sprout; a term of affection or endearment.

Connellan Early Origins



The surname Connellan was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Connellan Spelling Variations


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Connellan Spelling Variations



Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Connellan are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Conlan, Conlin, Conlon, Connelen, Connelon, Connelan, O'Connelen, O'Conlan, O'Conlin, Connellon, Connellan and many more.

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Connellan Early History


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Connellan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connellan research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1247, 1260, 1492, 1508, 1620, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Connellan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Connellan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Connellan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Connellan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Connellan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martin Connellan, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Martin W. Connellan, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Connellan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Connellan (post 1700)



  • Joseph "Joe" Connellan (b. 1967), Irish nationalist politician and newspaper editor, Member of Parliament for South Armagh (1929 1933) and for South Down (1949 1967)
  • Leo Paul Connellan (1913-1998), Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1969 to 1981
  • Owen Connellan (1797-1871), Irish scholar who translated the Annals of the Four Masters into English in 1846
  • Edward John "Eddie" Connellan AO CBE (1912-1983), Australian aviator who founded Connellan Airways in 1939

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Motto


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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: Inter Utrumque
Motto Translation: Between the two.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Connellan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Connellan 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 15 October 2013 at 09:46.

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