I don't see any discussion on this forum as to the origin of the name "Conley". Is there any speculation? My own suspicion is that the name originates in Scotland as "MacOnlea". In 1647 many MacOnleas were massacred at the battle of Dunaverty. This may have prompted them to go to Ireland as refugees or indentured servants to work the plantations of Ulster. I am currently in the process of comparing the DNA of men with the surname MacOnlea to other known associated surnames such as MacLea and Livingston. If there are any "Conley" men interested in participating in this project, please be sure to write me so I can tell you more about it. Regards, Rob
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