Coons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Coons family

The surname Coons was first found in Bohemia and Silesia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Cuntz der Kuentzel of Kempten (West of Frankfurt) who lived around 1382, and Cuncze von Cracow who lived in Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.

Important Dates for the Coons family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coons research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Coons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coons Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunze, Kunz, Kunzel, Kuenz, Kuenze, Kuenzel, Cuntz, Kuntz, Kuntze, Kuntzel, Kuentz, Kunts, Kundt, Kuent, Kunth, Kunt, Kuhnt, Kuehnt, Kuntse, Kuntsel, Kunstler, Kuents, Kuentse, Cuncze and many more.

Early Notables of the Coons family (pre 1700)

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Coons migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coons Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicolaes Coons, who arrived in New York, NY in 1644 [1]
  • Robert Coons, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [1]
Coons Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jerick Coons, aged 6, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Joania Coons, aged 45, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Nicholas Coons, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763 [1]
Coons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathias Coons, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • John Coons, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]

Coons migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coons Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Caspar Coons, "Gaspar" Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Conrad Coons U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Gasper Coons U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Jacob Coons U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. John Coons U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
Coons Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Coons, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Coons (post 1700)

  • Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons (b. 1963), American politician, United States Senator from Delaware (2010-)
  • Steven Anson Coons (1912-1979), American professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an early pioneer in the field of computer graphical methods
  • Maurice R. Coons (1902-1930), birth name of Armitage Trail, an American pulp fiction author, best known for his 1929 novel Scarface
  • Dana Coons (b. 1978), American long distance runner, two-time qualifier for the US Olympic Trials
  • Albert Coons (1912-1978), American physician, pathologist, and immunologist; he was the first person to develop immunofluorescent techniques for labeling antibodies in the early 1940s
  • Carleton S. Coons (1904-1981), American physical anthropologist
  • David Coons (b. 1960), American Academy Award-winning computer graphics professional
  • Merle M. Coons, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Gary Earl Coons (b. 1951), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the North Coast riding of British Columbia, Canada from 2005 to 2013

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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