The name Coiney comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Coiney is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Coiney may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Coiney family
The surname Coiney 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 Coiney family
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Coiney Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Coiney has undergone many spelling variations
, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Coiney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coiney family to Ireland
Some of the Coiney family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Coiney family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Coiney were among those contributors: 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