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While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Conolly is O Conghalaigh, O Conghaile, or O Coingheallaigh.

Conolly Early Origins



The surname Conolly was first found in Connacht and Munster, as well as County Monaghan in Leinster. There were three Gaelic septs whose name was Anglicized as Connolly: the O Conghalaigh sept (also known as O Conghaile) who lived in Connacht and the adjacent County Monaghan; the O Coingheallaigh sept, which also used the alias Mac Coingheallaigh, were subordinate to the powerful O'Donovans and dwelled in West Cork in Munster; and another sept, related to the O'Maddens, resided in Connacht and were of the Ui Maine.

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Conolly Spelling Variations


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Conolly Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Conolly revealed many variations, including Connolly, Conolly, Connally, O'Connolly, Connolley, Conally, Connelly, Conoley, Connaleigh, Connelay, Conley, Conlay, Conlaye and many more.

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Conolly Early History


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Conolly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conolly research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1591, 1660, 1729, 1738, 1803, 1750 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Conolly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conolly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conolly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conolly 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



Under the rule of England, land ownership in Ireland changed dramatically, and many native Irish families found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Conolly or one of its variants:

Conolly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eunice Conolly, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729-1730
  • Cormack Conolly, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Peter Conolly, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Arthur Conolly, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Conolly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patt Conolly, aged 33, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804
  • Rose Conolly, aged 31, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804
  • Nancy Conolly, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Owen Conolly, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Polly Conolly, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conolly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. John Conolly U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario 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
  • Mr. Patrick Conolly U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783, passenger number 427 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [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

Conolly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Helen Conolly, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • James Conolly arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thirteen" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif
  • Ellen Conolly arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thirteen" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif
  • Kate Conolly, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Mary Conolly, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conolly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Conolly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Mathias Conolly, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Ellen Conolly, aged 20, a dairymaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

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  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) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif

Other References

  1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. 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.
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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The Conolly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conolly 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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