Early Origins of the MacConneely family
The surname MacConneely was first found in the counties Galway
(Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the MacConneely family
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MacConneely Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Neely, McNeill, McNeely, McNeilly, MacNeilly, Coneely and many more.
Early Notables of the MacConneely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacConneely family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J.B McNeely, who arrived in Texas in 1835; John McNeely, who is recorded in Allegheny county, Pa. in 1831; John McNeilly, age 28; who came to New York city in 1812.
The MacConneely 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: Per virtutem scientamque
Motto Translation: By Virtue Knowledge