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Cunneen is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cunneen is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Cunneen may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.

Cunneen Early Origins



The surname Cunneen 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, England.

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Cunneen Spelling Variations


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Cunneen Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cunneen include Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Cunneen Early History


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Cunneen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cunneen research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cunneen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cunneen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cunneen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cunneen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cunneen In Ireland


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Cunneen In Ireland



Some of the Cunneen 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cunneen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Cunneen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cunneen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Cunneen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Cunneen arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Michael Cunneen, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • John Cunneen, aged 14, a ploughboy, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Thomas Cunneen, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Martin Cunneen, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cunneen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cunneen, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Michael Cunneen, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Daniel Cunneen, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Mary Cunneen, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Margaret Cunneen, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cunneen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cunneen (post 1700)



  • John Cunneen (1848-1907), Irish-born, American lawyer and politician
  • Dan Cunneen (b. 1963), American drummer, lyricist, songwriter, disc jockey and record producer
  • Margaret Cunneen (b. 1959), Australian barrister and prosecutor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Cunneen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cunneen 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.

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