First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Con, Condon, Conin, Conn, Conon, Conan
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from an Old Breton personal name, derived from an
element meaning ‘high’, ‘mighty’, which was introduced into England by
followers of William the Conqueror and subsequently into Ireland,
where it still has some currency as a personal name.
- Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kincardineshire. The place name is
of uncertain origin, possibly from an early Celtic name, Conona
- Roger Conant led a secession from Plymouth colony in about 1627 and
founded the settlement that became Salem, MA. He was probably the son
of Christopher Connant, who came over from England aboard the
Anne in 1623.
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