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Convey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Convey is O Conbhuidhe or O Connmhachain. The former of these names likely comes from the Gaelic word "condmach," while the latter probably comes from "cu buidhe." Conway is also an Anglicization of the names Mac Conmheadha or Mac Connmhaigh.

Early Origins of the Convey family


The surname Convey was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, and Connacht.

Early History of the Convey family


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Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1300, 1st , 1564, 1631, 1623, 1628, 1631, 1594, 1655, 1st , 1623, 1683, 1681, 1683, 1586, 1623, 1631, 1679, 1st , 1630, 1669, 1661 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Convey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Convey Spelling Variations


Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Convey include Conway, Conboy, Convey, O'Conway, McConway and others.

Early Notables of the Convey family (pre 1700)


Prominent amongst the family at this time was Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway PC (1564-1631), an English soldier and statesman, Secretary of State in 1623, Lord President of the Council (1628-1631); his son, Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway PC (1594-1655), an English politician, military commander and peer; and his son, Edward...
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Migration of the Convey family to the New World and Oceana


In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Convey:

Convey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Convey, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Convey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Convey, aged 30, who landed in America from Charlestown, in 1901
  • Delia Convey, aged 22, who landed in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ellen Convey, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Aslane, Ireland, in 1909
  • Michael Convey, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Swinford, Ireland, in 1909
  • Thomas Convey, aged 20, who landed in America from Killala, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Convey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Convey, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mr. John Convey, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jane Avery" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • Mrs. Sarah Convey, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • Mr. James Convey, aged 15 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)

Convey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lucy Convey, aged 34, a laundry maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Convey (post 1700)


  • Robert Francis "Bobby" Convey (b. 1983), American soccer player who most recently played for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer
  • Colum Convey, Irish Film and Television Award nominated actor, known for An Everlasting Piece (2000), As the Beast Sleeps (2002) and Holy Cross (2003)
  • Dr. Peter Convey, British Terrestrial Ecologist with the British Antarctic Survey
  • John Edward "Eddie" Convey (1910-1969), Canadian NHL ice hockey left winger from Toronto who played from 1930 to 1941
  • Sylvia Convey (b. 1948), Australian outsider artist, born in a refugee camp near Hamburg, Germany

The Convey 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: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.


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Citations


  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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.

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