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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name CONWAY

Origin

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

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    Variants of name CONWAY

    CONAWAY CONOWAY CONVY CONWY