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Cockyny is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cockyny is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Cockyny may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.

Early Origins of the Cockyny family


The surname Cockyny 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, England.

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Early History of the Cockyny family

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Early History of the Cockyny family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockyny research.
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cockyny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockyny Spelling Variations

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Cockyny Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cockyny were recorded, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Early Notables of the Cockyny family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cockyny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cockyny family to Ireland

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Migration of the Cockyny family to Ireland


Some of the Cockyny 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.

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Migration of the Cockyny family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cockyny family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cockyny family emigrate to 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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