Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in a small valley. The surname Cunner is derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. The surname Cunner belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Cunner family
Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cunner family
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Cunner Spelling Variations
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 Cunner include Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.
Early Notables of the Cunner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cunner family to Ireland
Some of the Cunner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cunner family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cunner were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cunner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Cunner Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.
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