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

Conney Early Origins



The surname Conney 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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Conney Spelling Variations


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Conney Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Conney has appeared include Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Conney Early History


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Conney Early History



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

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Conney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Conney In Ireland


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Conney In Ireland



Some of the Conney 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Conney arrived in North America very early:

Conney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Conney arrived in Barbados in 1680

Conney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dennis Conney, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • John Conney settled in Boston in 1763

Conney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Conney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Conney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conney 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 23 September 2013 at 14:54.

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