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The name Connery has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Maolconaire, denoting a descendant of the follower of Conaire. However, this was not the only Gaelic name Anglicized Conroy; others were O Conraoi, Mac Conraoi, O Conaire, and O Conratha.

Connery Early Origins



The surname Connery was first found in around Galway Bay, where counties Galway and Clare meet. The Conroys first settled in Lough Corrib and Lough Lurgan, the ancient names of two lakes which now constitute Galway Bay. In modern times, Conrys are also common in Leix and Offaly. There were several different septs whose Gaelic names were Anglicized as Conroy, the most important of which was O Maolconaire. They held a family seat in the parish of Clooncraff, near Strokestown in the county of Roscommon. They used the Anglicized form O'Mulconry, which was later shortened to Conry, and were distinguished as hereditary poets and historians to the kings of Connacht. One of the most significant members of this sept was Fearfasa O'Mulconry, who, with three of the O'Clerys, compiled the "Annals of the Four Masters" in 1636. Also belonging to this sept was Maurice O'Mulconry, who completed a magnificent copy of the Book of Fenagh in 1517. Other septs who took the name Conroy included the O Conraoisept of Ui Maine, occupying territory in east Galway and south Roscommon, and also the Mac Conraoisept of Moycullen, who were found near the lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Lurgan, now the Bay of Galway. The surname King was often erroneously used during the late 17th and 18th century as an Anglicized form of several of these names, due to the similarity in sound between them and the Gaelic words Mac an Righ, which means 'son of the King.' This was particularly true among the MacConroys of Moycullen, who changed the name of their ancestral seat from Ballymaconry to Kingstown.

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Connery Spelling Variations


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Connery Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Connery family name include Conroy, Conry, Conray, Conrey, O'Conroy, O'Conry, Connery, Conneray, Conneroy, Connroy, Connry and many more.

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Connery Early History


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Connery Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Connery research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1641, 1561 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Connery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Connery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Connery Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Connery 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Connery:

Connery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Connery, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • Edward Connery, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

Connery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Connery, who landed in America in 1803
  • Edmond Connery, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1839
  • Michael Connery, aged 21, landed in New York in 1854

Connery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Nelly Connery, aged 16 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Roseanne" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland 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. 20)
  • Mr. Thomas Connery, aged 17 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing from the port of 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. 20)

Connery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Connery, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"

Connery Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Connery, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Catherine Connery, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Richard Connery, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Mary Connery, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • William Connery, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Connery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Connery (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Joseph Connery (1895-1941), American politician, United States Representative from Massachusetts (1937-1941)
  • William Patrick Connery Jr. (1888-1937), American politician, United States Representative from Massachusetts (1923-1937)
  • Thomas F. Connery, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Gloucester County, 1960-64; Defeated, 1963
  • Robert Connery Sr., American politician, Representative from Arizona 5th District, 1998
  • Paul R. Connery, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding; Elected 1918; Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940
  • Michael Connery, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding; Defeated, 1902; Elected 1906, 1908, 1920; Defeated, 1926
  • Lawrence Joseph Connery (1895-1941), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1937-41
  • John T. Connery, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1924
  • James F. Connery, American politician, Mayor of Middletown, Connecticut, 1920-22, 1941
  • J. W. Connery, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1918
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. 20)

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  11. ...

The Connery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Connery 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.

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