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

Coney Early Origins



The surname Coney 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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Coney Spelling Variations


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Coney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coney have been found, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Coney Early History


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Coney Early History



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

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Coney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coney In Ireland


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Coney In Ireland



Some of the Coney 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Coney, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Coney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Coney, who landed in Maryland in 1655
  • Era Coney, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • John Coney, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1662
  • Richard Coney settled in New England in 1665
  • Francis Coney, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Coney, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Coney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Coney, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812
  • S Coney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A Coney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • N Coney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • N, Coney Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coney (post 1700)



  • Jeremy Vernon Coney MBE (b. 1952), former New Zealand cricketer, who played 52 Test matches
  • Sandra Lorraine Coney QSO (b. 1944), New Zealand feminist and women's health campaigner
  • Michael G Coney (1932-2005), British science fiction writer, nominee for the Nebula Award in 1995 for his novelette, "Tea and Hamsters"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Coney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 20:37.

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