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McConville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McConville family in Ireland was Mac Conmhaoil.


Early Origins of the McConville family


The surname McConville 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 and Derry.

Early History of the McConville family


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McConville Spelling Variations


Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname McConville are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include McConville, McConvill, McConwell, McConwel, Conwell, Conville, Convill, Convilles, Conwells, MacConville, MacConvill, MacConwell and many more.

Early Notables of the McConville family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McConville family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the McConville family relocated to North American shores quite early:

McConville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard McConville, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • David McConville, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870

McConville Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry McConville, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Miss Jane McConville, (b. 1845), aged 18, Irish settler travelling from Queenstown, Ireland aboard the ship "Golden Empire" arriving in Brisbane, Australia in July 1863 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Golden Empire (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/special_lists/s_golden_empire.htm

McConville Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McConville, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • John McConville, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Jane McConville, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Hannah McConville, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name McConville (post 1700)


  • Leo McConville (d. 1968), American jazz trumpet player
  • Brendan McConville (b. 1965), American professor of history at Boston University
  • Bernard McConville, American screenwriter, active in the 1920s-40s
  • James McConville, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. N. McConville, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1935-38 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Tommy McConville (1946-2013), Irish professional footballer
  • Oisín McConville, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Michael Anthony McConville MBE. H.M. (b. 1925), British diplomat to the Diplomatic Service, Ottawa, Canada, and later British Consul General, Zagreb
  • Cameron McConville (b. 1974), Australian V8 Supercar racing driver
  • Peter McConville (b. 1958), former Australian rules footballer

The McConville 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


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Citations


  1. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Golden Empire (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/special_lists/s_golden_empire.htm
  2. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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