The history of the name Cooyny begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cooyny is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Cooyny may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Cooyny family
The surname Cooyny was first found in Lincolnshire
, but the place name can be found throughout the world including Coney Arm, Newfoundland and Coney's Castle, an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset
Early History of the Cooyny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooyny research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cooyny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cooyny Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cooyny are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cooyny include: Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooyny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooyny family to Ireland
Some of the Cooyny family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cooyny family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cooyny or a variant listed above: John Connay arrived in Philadelphia in 1865; Edmund Conney arrived in Barbados in 1680; John Conney settled in Boston in 1763; Richard Coney settled in New England