Last name: CONWAY

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All you have to know about the last name CONWAY

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CONWAY : This last name is indexed 189,653 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CONWAY : 1: Irish: Anglicized form adopted for several different Irish names pronounced similarly such as Mac Conmidhe (see McNamee) Ó Conbhuide ‘descendant of the Yellow Hound’ (see Conboy) and Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh ‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’ a personal name meaning ‘head smasher’ (see Convey).2: Welsh: habitational name from Conwy formerly Conway a fortified town on the coast of north Wales itself named for the river on which it stands. Some Welsh families of this name claim alliance with Conyers.

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