A surname of England and Ireland; in England from the Welsh place name Conway, "one of the few Welsh towns that have originated a surname". (Bardsley); In Ireland, the anglicized form of several Gaelic surnames, Mac Connmhaigh, Ir. condmach - head smashing, Mac Conmidhe - hound of Meath, Ó Conbhiudhe, Ir. con - hound and buidhe - yellow, and Ó Connmhacháin (Bardsley, Cottle, MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Clare, Tyrone, Sligo and Mayo.
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