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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, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • 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, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Mary Coonan, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Sarah Coonan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • John Coonan, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • Sarah Coonan, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • ... (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

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Coonan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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