Anglo-Saxon name Cockyney comes from its first bearer, who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cockyney is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Cockyney may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Cockyney family
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, England.
Early History of the Cockyney family
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Cockyney Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cockyney has been spelled many different ways, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockyney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockyney family to Ireland
Some of the Cockyney 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 Cockyney family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cockyneys to arrive in North America: John Connay arrived in Philadelphia in 1865; Edmund Conney arrived in Barbados in 1680; John Conney settled in Boston in 1763; Richard Coney settled in New England in 1665.
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