The CONISBEE & CONINGSBY FAMILIES
I have been researching the rare name of CONISBEE for 20 years now, it being my mothers maiden name. Originating from the name CONINGSBY the CONISBEEs appear to have originated in northern Hertfordshire in the mid 1600s. I have, together with several relatives traced three branches from the family starting from St Ippolits in Hertfordshire with John CONINGSBY
By 1700 the family were living in Lilley in Herts but were begining to move outwards, by late 1700's one Branch was in Northern London, another in Horsley, Surrey (my Branch)and another was about to beget a huge branch that forsake the UK for Australia, albeit a Sarah Conisbee. Her married name was MANN and she has well over 300 recorded descendants in Australia.
The London Branch were bakers and grocers, although one eminent CONSIBEE was a printing engineed inventing a series of fast lithograph machines.
The Surrey branch were butchers by trade and stayed in the area until the present day, the family living and still tading as butchers in East Horsley and Ripley a few miles away.
I have over 3500 Conisbees and their descendants should anyone be interested. I run a one name study on the family name and have stories and photos of many of them.
I have been researching this name concurrently as both names are often interchanged in documents. I now have over 16,000 descendants, both direct and indirect of Baron Roger Coningsby (alive in John 1st time) through to the mid 19th century. Worl is now starting to try and link the current Coningsbys t the tree.