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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


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Coonan Family Crest Products


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Coonan Family Crest Products




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See Also


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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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  5. 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).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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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