Origin of the Name Condron
The origin of the name Condron
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Condron
include Condren, O'Conran, Conran and Condran. These names are derived from the Gaelic O'Conarain sept that originated in County Offaly and people of the name were found in considerable numbers also in the adjoining Counties of Leix and Kildare as recorded in the Ormond Deeds, Tudor Fiants and the Petty Census. A sept or clan was a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Frequent mentions of these families have been found in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Leinster Province. A Muntir Coneran, meaning 'people of Coneran' was recorded in a survey in County Fermanagh in the year 1603, they being co-arbs of the Parish Church of the Mill, in the barony of Tirkennedy. In modern times most bearers of this name hail from Offaly where the placename Ballyconran marks their presence.
The Condron coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Condron descendants.