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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name CONVEY


Convey : Irish: Anglicized form of an Irish surname with various origins: from Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of the Yellow Hound’ see Conboy); Ó (or Mac) Connmhaigh ‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’ a personal name meaning ‘head smasher’; or Mac Conmidhe see McNamee. Only origins with Mac and Ó can be easily distinguished in the sources while forms suhc as Conaway etc. have probably developed from an Irish pronunciation in England. Any of these may be further Anglicized or standardized as Conway.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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