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The origin of the proud surname Conrad can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. The surname Conrad originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

Conrad Early Origins



The surname Conrad was first found in Bohemia, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

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Conrad Spelling Variations


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Conrad Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Conrad, Konrad, Kunrad, Kunrads, Kunrath, Konrath, Conrath, Konradt, Conradt, Cunrad, Cunrads, Cunrath, Conradi, Conraad, Konraad, Konrads, Conrads, Conraed, Conrade, Konrade, Konraed, Konrat, Conrat, Conratty, Conratt, Conred, Konred, Coonrod (Dutch) and many more.

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Conrad Early History


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Conrad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conrad research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1711, 1800, 1815, 1821, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Conrad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conrad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conrad Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Conrad included Carl Signified Kunrad von Loewenthal, who was a prominent and honored Bohemian knight. He was granted the knighthood...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conrad 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:

Conrad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew and Anna Conrad, who came to New York City in 1709
  • Anna Conrad, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Johann Heinrich Conrad, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Conrad, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Henrich Conrad, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conrad Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Conrad, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Magdalena Conrad, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Geo Michael, Conrad Jr., who landed in Maryland in 1809
  • John Conrad Silber came to Philadelphia in 1823
  • Margarethe Conrad, who landed in Brazil in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Conrad Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Caspar Conrad, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catharina Conrad, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • George Conrad, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Conrad, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Lorentz Conrad, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conrad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conrad (post 1700)



  • Anthony Schmaltz "Tony" Conrad (1940-2016), American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician and composer
  • William T. Conrad, American politician, Village President of Evergreen Park, Illinois, 1935-42
  • William N. Conrad (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 7th District, 1945-46, 1949-52; Defeated, 1946, 1952; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1954
  • W. H. Conrad, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948
  • W. G. Conrad, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1904, 1912 (alternate)
  • Theodore C. Conrad, American Republican politician, Candidate for North Carolina State Auditor, 1968
  • Theodore Conrad, American politician, Representative from Texas 18th District, 1936
  • Roy Conrad (b. 1902), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1940-44; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944
  • Robert Young Conrad (1805-1875), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861
  • Robert Taylor Conrad (1810-1858), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1854-56. Author of poems and plays
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Conrad Historic Events


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Conrad Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Sarah  Conrad (1862-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Foster  Conrad (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Dorothy M.  Conrad (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Owen G.  Conrad (1889-1917), Canadian resident from Head of St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. John A.  Conrad (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 6 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Conrad


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Suggested Readings for the name Conrad



  • A Conrad Genealogy: Being a Direct-Line Compilation of 34 Surnames in America by John R. Conrad.
  • Our Coulter Clan and Allied Families (including the Conrad Family) by Steven Early Coulter.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

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