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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Cooney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cuana, probably derived from "cuan," which means elegant.

Cooney Early Origins



The surname Cooney was first found in Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, and later migrated to north Connacht.

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Cooney Spelling Variations


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Cooney Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Cooney family name include Cooney, O'Cooney, Counihan and others.

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Cooney Early History


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Cooney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooney research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Cooney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cooney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cooney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cooney 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Cooney:

Cooney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Cooney, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1784

Cooney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bryan Cooney, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Patrick Cooney, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Francis Cooney, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Part Cooney, aged 12, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Pan Cooney, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Cooney, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • William Cooney, aged 18, a tailor, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Norry Cooney, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Thomas Cooney, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Reward" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mrs. Catherine Cooney, aged 22 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Goliah" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cooney arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • John Cooney, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Margaret Cooney, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Biddy Cooney, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • William Cooney, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cooney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cooney (post 1700)



  • Patrick Ronald Cooney (1934-2012), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, the third Bishop of Gaylord
  • James Cooney (1860-1903), Irish-born, American marine who received the Medal of Honor for bravery for his actions in the Boxer Rebellion
  • Mark Joseph Cooney (b. 1951), American NFL linebacker
  • James C. Cooney (d. 1800), American Sergeant of the U.S. Army who found large silver and gold reserves in the Mogollon Mountains of Catron County, New Mexico in the late 1800s
  • Gerry Cooney (b. 1956), retired American professional boxer from Huntington, New York
  • Barbara Cooney (1917-2000), American two-time Caldecott Medalist children's author and illustrator of more than 200 books
  • Joan Ganz Cooney (b. 1929), American television producer, one of the founder of Children's Television Workshop, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Walter R Cooney, American astronomer, discoverer of over 33 minor planets
  • Edward Cooney (1867-1960), Irish evangelist from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
  • Andrew Cooney (b. 1968), Irish Republican from Nenagh, County Tipperary
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cooney Historic Events


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Cooney Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Cooney Jr., English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Michael Cooney Sr., English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Cooney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cooney 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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