Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McConvill family in Ireland
was Mac Conmhaoil.
Early Origins of the McConvill family
The surname McConvill was first found in the county of Derry, where they held a family seat
, some say, they were descended from the Cenel Eoghain, ( Clan
Owen) the great northern tribe who were descended from Eoghan, son of King Niall of the Nine Hostages, (who lived about 365 A.D.) progenitor of the O'Neills. This ancient and distinguished tribe settled in Tyrone
Early History of the McConvill family
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McConvill Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname McConvill that are preserved in archival documents are McConville, McConvill, McConwell, McConwel, Conwell, Conville, Convill, Convilles, Conwells, MacConville, MacConvill, MacConwell and many more.
Early Notables of the McConvill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McConvill family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McConvill name:
McConvill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Arthur McConvill who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846
- John McConvill, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1869
- Henry McConvill, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870
- Thomas McConvill, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name McConvill (post 1700)
- John McConvill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1864-65 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The McConvill 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: Age in aeternum
Motto Translation: Do forever