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Where did the Scottish Coning family come from? What is the Scottish Coning family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coning family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coning family history?The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use Coning as a name. It was a name for a personal name Conan, which means little hound. The name could also be a local name from the land of Conan in Kincardinshire. In this situation, the name would have been a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Coning has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
First found in Kincardineshire, where Adam filius Conani was probably the first recording of the name in 1292. A few years later, Conan of Balquhidder rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coning research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coning History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Coning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Coning: Christopher Conant who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623; as did Roger and his wife in the same year; Roger Conant and his wife settled in Maine in 1623.
The Coning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coning Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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