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OTHER FORMS: Conwy
CONTRIBUTOR: Megan Conway on 3/10/2012
Meaning & History
As a Welsh surname, it comes from the name of a fortified town on the coast of North Wales (Conwy formerly Conway), taken from the name of the river on which it stands. The river name Conwy
may mean "holy water" in Welsh.
As a Scottish surname it derives from the name of a place in Beauly parish which historically was the district where the local lord billeted his household troops, probably meaning "billet, free quarters" from Gaelic coinmheadh
As an anglicized Irish surname, it represents various Gaelic names, including Mac Conmidhe
, Ó Connmhaigh
or Mac Connmhaigh
, and Ó Conbhuide