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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Conoy family have grown. The name Conoy was given to a member of the family who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Conoy is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Conoy may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.

Conoy Early Origins



The surname Conoy 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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Conoy Spelling Variations


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Conoy Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Conoy family name include Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Conoy Early History


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Conoy Early History



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

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Conoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Conoy In Ireland


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Conoy In Ireland



Some of the Conoy 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



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. Early immigrants bearing the Conoy surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Conoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Conoy, who landed in Virginia in 1789

Conoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Conoy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Conoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conoy 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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