Connell Family History & Genealogy

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Connell Last Name History & Origin

Updated Dec 29, 2021


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Name Origin

In Ireland, the surname Connell or O'Connell is an Anglicized form of the famous Gaelic clan name O'Conaill, meaning "strong as a wolf," from the Gaelic siol cuin or siol con which translates as "descendant of Connall or Con." The name possibly derives from cĂș (con) meaning "hound" or "wolf," and gal meaning "valour."

In Ulster the Connell surname may also have derived from MacConn, an Anglicized form of Mac Mhiolchon, meaning "son of the hound-like one."

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Ireland and Scotland

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Early Connells

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Most Common First Names

  • John 6.6%
  • James 4.4%
  • Mary 4.0%
  • William 3.9%
  • Thomas 2.6%
  • Robert 1.6%
  • Margaret 1.5%
  • Connell 1.5%
  • Michael 1.4%
  • Charles 1.3%
  • Patrick 1.3%
  • Edward 1.2%
  • Joseph 1.2%
  • George 1.1%
  • Catherine 1.0%
  • Elizabeth 0.9%
  • Ellen 0.8%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Daniel 0.8%
  • David 0.6%

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Connell Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Connell family member is 68.9 years old according to our database of 12,097 people with the last name Connell that have a birth and death date listed.


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