The name Caney is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Caney is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Caney may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Caney family
The surname Caney was first found in Lincolnshire
, but the place name can be found throughout the world including Coney Arm, Newfoundland and Coney's Castle, an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset
Early History of the Caney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caney research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Caney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caney Spelling Variations
Caney has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Caney have been found, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Caney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caney family to Ireland
Some of the Caney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Caney family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Caneys to arrive on North American shores:
Caney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M Caney, aged 24, who landed in America in 1822 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Caney (post 1700)
- Trisha Caney, American first assistant accountant, known for her work on Run, Fatboy, Run (2007), Crush (2001) and Suzie Gold (2004)
- Arron Caney, American video game coordinator, known for his work on Valkyria Chronicles (2008), Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002) and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (2012)
- Ashton W. Caney, American politician, Mayor of Batavia, New York, 1920 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Rey Caney (1926-2016), born Reinaldo Hierrezuelo la O, Cuban singer, guitarist and tresero
- Simon Caney, British Professor of Political Theory and Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford