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).
Early Origins of the Coonrod family
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).
Early History of the Coonrod family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coonrod research.Another 222 words (16 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.
Coonrod 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.
Early Notables of the Coonrod family (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.
Migration of the Coonrod family to the New World and Oceana
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
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