Cooiny is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cooiny is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Cooiny may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Cooiny family
The surname Cooiny 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
Early History of the Cooiny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooiny research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cooiny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cooiny Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cooiny include Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooiny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooiny family to Ireland
Some of the Cooiny 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 Cooiny family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cooiny were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Connay arrived in Philadelphia in 1865; Edmund Conney arrived in Barbados in 1680; John Conney settled in Boston in 1763; Richard Coney settled in New England