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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Convery, Mac Convery, O'Convery, Hanbury, Hanberry, Hambery, Hambrock, Hanborogh and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Convery research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Convery History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Convery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Convery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Convery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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.
The Convery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Convery 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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