Connin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use Connin as a name. It was a name for a personal name Conan, which means little hound. The name could also be a local name from the land of Conan in Kincardinshire. In this situation, the name would have been a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Connin family
The surname Connin was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where Adam filius Conani was probably the first recording of the name in 1292. A few years later, Conan of Balquhidder rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296.
Early History of the Connin family
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Connin Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Connin has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
Early Notables of the Connin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Arthur Conant; and Rev. John Conant D.D. (1608-1694), an English clergyman, theologian, and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. He was the "son of Robert and Elizabeth...
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Migration of the Connin family to Ireland
Some of the Connin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Connin migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Connin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Paddy Connin, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 
- Mary Connin, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 
Connin migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Connin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Connin, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
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