O Conarain is the original Irish surname from which O'Coneran is derived, and of which Condron is a popular, more modern variant.
Early Origins of the O'Coneran family
The surname O'Coneran was first found in Leinster
, where the name was recorded as Conran, O'Conran, and O'Coneran in the 16th and 17th centuries. The place name Ballyconran in County Wexford
indicates that the name may have been prominent and influential there at some point. In Ulster
, there was a Coneran family listed in 1603, as coarbs of the "parish church of the Mill" in the barony of Tirkennedy, County Fermanagh
. However, the name appears to have died out in that region.
Early History of the O'Coneran family
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O'Coneran Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Conran, Condron, Coneran, O'Conran, O'Coneran and others.
Early Notables of the O'Coneran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Coneran family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Condron, who came as a bonded passenger to Maryland in 1727; Edward Conran, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728; Richard Condron, who emigrated from Ireland
The O'Coneran 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: In deo spes mea
Motto Translation: In God is my hope.