The ancient Scottish name Coonine is carried by the descendents of the Pictish people. It was a name for a personal name
Conan, which means little hound.
The name could also be a local
name from the land of Conan in Kincardinshire. In this situation, the name would have been a topographic
or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Coonine family
The surname Coonine was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, where Adam filius
Conani was probably the first recording of the name in 1292. A few years later, Conan of Balquhidder rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
Early History of the Coonine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coonine research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Coonine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coonine Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Coonine has been written Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
Early Notables of the Coonine family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coonine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coonine family to Ireland
Some of the Coonine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coonine family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Coonine: Christopher Conant who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623; as did Roger and his wife in the same year; Roger Conant and his wife settled in Maine in 1623.