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Conway Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of various Gaelic names, such as Mac Conmidhe (see McNamee); Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh (‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’, a personal name derived from connmach ‘head-smashing’), also Anglicized as Conoo; and Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of Cú Bhuidhe’, a personal name composed of the elements cú ‘hound’ + buidhe ‘yellow’).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.Scottish: habitational name from Conway in the parish of Beauly, recorded c.1215 as Coneway and in 1291 as Convathe. It probably gets its name from Gaelic coinmheadh ‘billet’, ‘free quarters’, being so named as the district in which the local lord’s household troops were billeted.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Conway Families

  • Number of Conway families
     622 - 1,241
     208 - 621
     1 - 207
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Conway families
     643 - 1,284
     215 - 642
     1 - 214
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Conway families
     201 - 399
     68 - 200
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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