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The name Cunny is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a swift runner or a timid person. The surname Cunny is derived from the Old English words conig and cony, which mean rabbit. However, Cunny may have also been an occupational surname applied to a dealer in rabbit skins or a furrier.

Cunny Early Origins



The surname Cunny 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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Cunny Spelling Variations


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Cunny 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 Cunny has undergone many spelling variations, including Coney, Coyney, Coyny, Cony, Conney, Conye, Coyney, Cony, Conny, Connay and many more.

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Cunny Early History


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Cunny Early History



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

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Cunny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cunny Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cunny In Ireland


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Cunny In Ireland



Some of the Cunny 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



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 Cunny were among those contributors:

Cunny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Cunny, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Mary Cunny, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Samuell Cunny, who landed in Virginia in 1662

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Cunny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cunny 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2013 at 14:54.

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