Conrad History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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).

Early Origins of the Conrad family

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).

Early History of the Conrad family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conrad research. Another 222 words (16 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Conrad family (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...
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United States Conrad migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conrad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthew and Anna Conrad, who settled in New York City in 1709
  • Anna Conrad, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Conrad, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johannes Conrad, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Henrich Conrad, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • ... (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, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Magdalena Conrad, aged 28, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Geo Michael, Conrad Jr., who landed in Maryland in 1809 [1]
  • John Conrad Silber, who settled in Philadelphia in 1823
  • Margarethe Conrad, who landed in Brazil in 1827 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Conrad migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Conrad (post 1700) +

  • Robert Conrad (1935-2020), born Conrad Robert Falk, an American film and television actor, singer, and stuntman, best known for his leading role in the 1965–1969 television series The Wild Wild West, and as Pappy Boyington in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Barbara Smith Conrad (1937-2017), American operatic mezzo-soprano
  • Anthony Schmaltz "Tony" Conrad (1940-2016), American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician and composer
  • Brigadier-General George Bryan Conrad (1898-1976), American President of Officer Interview Board (1946) [2]
  • Maximilien "Max" Conrad (1903-1979), American record-setting aviator in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. (1930-1999), American spacecraft commander of the Apollo XII mission in 1969 and the third person to walk on the Moon [3]
  • William Conrad (1920-1994), American actor and director
  • Tony Conrad (b. 1940), American artist and film-maker
  • Victor Conrad (1876-1962), American physicist, seismologist and meteorologist
  • Steven Conrad (b. 1968), American screenwriter, film producer and director
  • ... (Another 57 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Rolf Conrad (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Kurt Conrad (1915-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Ernst Conrad (1920-1941), German Funkgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Sarah  Conrad (1862-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mr. Foster  Conrad (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Miss Dorothy M.  Conrad (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mr. Owen G.  Conrad (1889-1917), Canadian resident from Head of St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mr. John A.  Conrad (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • ... (Another 6 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Robert Frank Conrad, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Walter Ralph Conrad, American Quartermaster Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Homer Milton Conrad Jr., American Seaman First Class from Ohio, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]


Suggested Readings for the name Conrad +

  • 691 "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.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) George Conrad. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Conrad/George_Bryan/USA.html
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Charles Conrad. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/conrad-c.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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