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The origin of the proud surname Coonrod can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. The surname Coonrod originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

Coonrod Early Origins



The surname Coonrod was first found in Bohemia, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

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Coonrod Spelling Variations


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Coonrod Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Conrad, Konrad, Kunrad, Kunrads, Kunrath, Konrath, Conrath, Konradt, Conradt, Cunrad, Cunrads, Cunrath, Conradi, Conraad, Konraad, Konrads, Conrads, Conraed, Conrade, Konrade, Konraed, Konrat, Conrat, Conratty, Conratt, Conred, Konred, Coonrod (Dutch) and many more.

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Coonrod Early History


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Coonrod Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coonrod research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1711, 1800, 1815, 1821, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Coonrod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coonrod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coonrod Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Coonrod included Carl Signified Kunrad von Loewenthal, who was a prominent and honored Bohemian knight. He was granted the knighthood...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coonrod 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:

Coonrod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Coonrod, who immigrated to New York in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coonrod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coonrod (post 1700)



  • Bob Coonrod, American actor and editor, known for Where the Heart Is (2000), Trip in a Summer Dress (2004) and Shtickmen (2003)
  • Samuel T. Coonrod (b. 1992), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
  • Aquilla Coonrod (1831-1884), American soldier in the U.S. Army awarded the Medal of Honor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Coonrod Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coonrod 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 26 April 2016 at 08:40.

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