Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Conighe is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Conighe may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Conighe 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 Conighe family
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Conighe Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Conighe family name include Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Conighe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Conighe family to Ireland
Some of the Conighe 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 Conighe family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Conighe or a variant listed above:
Conighe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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