Conway Family History
Conway Name Meaning
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 ). 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 .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022