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CUNNINGHAM - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname CUNNINGHAM

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Definition: 1) A place name from the Cunningham area in the Ayrshire district of Scotland, which, in turn, got its name from the words "cunny" or "coney" meaning rabbit and "hame" meaning home (rabbit's home). Another possible translation is that the name derived from "cuinneag" meaning "milk pail" along with the Saxon "ham" meaning "village."

Surname Origin: Scottish

Alternate Surname Spellings: CUNNYNGHAM, KONNINGHAM, KOENIGAM

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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