Coiny is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is a name for a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Coiny is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Coiny may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Coiny family
The surname Coiny 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 Coiny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coiny research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Coiny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coiny Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coiny has been recorded under many different variations, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Coiny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coiny family to Ireland
Some of the Coiny 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 Coiny family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coiny or a variant listed above: 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