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All you have to know about the last name CUNNINGHAM

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CUNNINGHAM : This last name is indexed 502,759 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CUNNINGHAM : 1: Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham in Ayrshire first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham first recorded in 1180 and in -ynghame first recorded in 1227 represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.2: Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’ a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’ from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.

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