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Multiple Origins for the Surname Coonan



The surname Coonan comes from the Irish surname O Cuanain (O'Conein and MacConein) and is derived from the Irish Cuinin for "rabbit", son of Dugal. They claim descendancy through the Donnelly line of the native Irish.

Coonan Early Origins



The surname Coonan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where Isaac O Cuanain was Bishop of Roscrea from 1161 to 1168. But the name was scattered throughout Ireland, some bearers being recorded in Kildare and the surrounding counties in the 16th century. Bearers of the name Coonan were also present in County Sligo, where O'Cunane was a principal Irish name in the census of 1659. The two baronies of County Leitrim which border County Sligo, had the name O'Conan listed in the same census.

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Coonan Spelling Variations


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Coonan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Conan, Coonan, Coonane, O'Conan, O'Cunane and others.

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Coonan Early History


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Coonan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coonan research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1666 is included under the topic Early Coonan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coonan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coonan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coonan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coonan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Coonan, who landed in Baltimore in 1826
  • Michael Coonan, who arrived in New York in 1855
  • Michael Coonan, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frank Coonan, who was naturalized in New Orleans between 1863 and 1868
  • Lawrence Coonan, who was naturalized in Washington in 1895

Coonan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Coonan, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario

Coonan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Coonan, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • Mary Coonan, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • Sarah Coonan, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • John Coonan, aged 28, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • Sarah Coonan, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coonan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coonan (post 1700)



  • Helen Coonan (b. 1947), former Australian politician, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (2004 to 2007)
  • Daniel Coonan (b. 1974), English stage and television actor
  • Donal Coonan (b. 1981), English actor, writer and presenter
  • Helen Lloyd Coonan (b. 1947), Australian politician

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Coonan Historic Events


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Coonan Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Bevis Royal Coonan (1920-1941), Australian Acting Leading Seaman from Mount Hawthorne, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Coonan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Coonan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coonan 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.

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