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Cunningham

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Coningham, Conyngham, Counihan, Cunnigan, Ó Cuinneagáin

 

Cuinneagán comes from the Scots’ Gaelic word “Cuinneag” which means ‘milk-pail’, and was brought to Ireland by Scottish settlers during the Ulster plantations. Cunningham can also be the Anglicisation of the names Mac Cuinneagáin, Ó Cuineagáin, Ó Cuineacháin and Ó Connagáin. The name is the 74th most numerous in Ireland, and is by far most common in the northern province of Ulster (find out more about the history of the Cunningham name).