Origins Available: English
The name Coyney comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Coyney is derived from the Old English words conig
which mean rabbit.
However, Coyney may have also been an occupational
surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.
Early Origins of the Coyney family
The surname Coyney 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 Coyney family
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Coyney Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Coyney has undergone many spelling variations
, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.
Early Notables of the Coyney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coyney family to Ireland
Some of the Coyney 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 Coyney family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Coyney were among those contributors:
Coyney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Coyney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860