The Irish surname Conner is of patronymic origin being the anglicized version of the Gaelic surname Ó Conchubhair. The name Ó Conchubhair is derived from first name Conchubhar, meaning” lover of hounds.” There are six different septs (clans) of the family in Ireland. A notable bearer of the name Conner is Fox Conner United States Army Major General in World War I. There are approximately 5,500 bearers of the name Conners living in the United States.
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