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COONEY Family HistoryThis famous surname is Irish. Recorded in many forms including: Conan, Coonan, O' Cooney, Cooney, Counihan, and Coonihan, it derives from the old pre 10th century Gaelic name O'Cuana. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates male descendant of, plus the personal byname Cuana or Cuanin, meaning the elegant one. Irish surnames traditionally descend from a nickname for the first chief. These nicknames may refer to acts of war, religious followings or as in this case particular characteristics. This sept originated in the Ulster county of Tyrone, but at an early date believed to be before the 11th century, migrated westwards to North Connacht and established themselves in County Sligo...
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Looking for any info on my 3rd great grandfather Patrick J Cooney from Kilkenny
I am looking for people related to Denis Cooney born 1857 married Mary J macmahon in about 1869. That's as far back as I can go they had a son called Daniel cooney
I am looking for any Cooneys that were related to Michael Cooney married to Georgina Cooney 1863-1952. They had a daughter Lillian Cooney 1906-1962. Montreal, Quebec.....
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