Origins Available: Irish
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.
Early Origins of the Coning family
The surname Coning was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, 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
on his brief conquest of Scotland
Early History of the Coning family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coning research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Coning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coning Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Coning family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coning family to Ireland
Some of the Coning family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coning family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, 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.