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

Conny Early Origins



The surname Conny 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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Conny Spelling Variations


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Conny Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Conny were recorded, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Conny Early History


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Conny Early History



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

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Conny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conny Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Conny In Ireland


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Conny In Ireland



Some of the Conny 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Conny family emigrate to North America:

Conny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Conny, aged 20, arrived in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634
  • Edward Conny, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Francis Conny, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Elizabeth Conny, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Conny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conny 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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