Connes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Connes was first used in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It indicates that the first bearer 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 Connes family
The surname Connes 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 Connes family
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Connes Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Connes has been spelled Conn, Con, Cone, Caun, Caune, Conne and others.
Early Notables of the Connes family (pre 1700)
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...
Migration of the Connes family to Ireland
Some of the Connes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Connes family
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Connes or a variant listed above: Hugh Conn settled in Maryland in 1715; followed by A. C. and E. Conn in 1820; John and Patrick Conn settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.