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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Cunneen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Cunneen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  • John Cunneen, aged 14, a ploughboy, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  • Thomas Cunneen, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  • Martin Cunneen, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • ... (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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Michael Cunneen, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Daniel Cunneen, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Mary Cunneen, aged 41, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Margaret Cunneen, aged 7, who 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



  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm

Other References

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  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. 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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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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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