Convery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Convery is derived from the old Gaelic personal name Ainmhire, meaning freedom from levity or madness. The names Convery and Hanbury, and their variants, have this same origin. Typically, the Irish surname Mac Ainmhire is anglicized as Convery, and the surname O hAinmhire, as Hanbury. The name Hanbury also came to Ireland during the English settlements of the 17th century, and can be of English toponymic origin, from the place in Staffordshire.

Early Origins of the Convery family

The surname Convery was first found in Counties Galway, Clare, and Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where the name was recorded as Hanbury, Hambrock, and Hanborogh. The name also appears in County Armagh as O'Convery in the Heath Money Rolls of 1664.

Early History of the Convery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Convery research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Convery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Convery Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Convery, Mac Convery, O'Convery, Hanbury, Hanberry, Hambery, Hambrock, Hanborogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Convery family (pre 1700)

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United States Convery migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Convery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pat Convery, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
  • Mary Convery, aged 25, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • John Convery, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Mary and Margaret Convery and their families, who landed in Philadelphia in 1854
  • Thomas Convery, who arrived in New York in 1869

Canada Convery migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Convery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Convery, who was recorded in Ontario in a census of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Convery (post 1700) +

  • Patrick "Pat" Convery (b. 1957), Irish Nationalist politician, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast (2005–2006), Lord Mayor of Belfast (2010–2011)
  • Gerry Convery (b. 1955), Northern Ireland-born, former Canadian darts player
  • Steven "Steve" Convery (b. 1972), Scottish former professional footballer
  • Mark Convery (b. 1981), Scottish football midfielder
  • Brandon William Convery (b. 1974), Canadian bronze medalist ice hockey player at the 1995 World Championships, former NHL player


The Convery Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro fide, rege, et patria pugno
Motto Translation: I fight for faith, king and country.


  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)


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