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The ancestors of the Cunney family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Cunney was a name given to a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cunney is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Cunney may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.

Cunney Early Origins



The surname Cunney 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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Cunney Early History


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Cunney Early History



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

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Cunney Spelling Variations


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Cunney Spelling Variations



Cunney has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cunney have been found, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Cunney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cunney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cunney In Ireland


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Cunney In Ireland



Some of the Cunney 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cunneys to arrive on North American shores:

Cunney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Cunney, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [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)

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