History of your Surname
Get access to Cunneen family records.Start a free trial

Cunneen Family History

Cunneen Name Meaning

Irish (Clare and Tipperary): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinín or Ó Cuineáin both variants of Ó Conáin ‘descendant of Conán’ a personal name derived from a diminutive of cano ‘hound wolf’ although Coinín was later understood as the Irish borrowing of coney ‘rabbit’. Compare Queenan and Rabbitt .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cannon, Tunney, Cannan, Connon, Kneen, Cumbee, Dinneen, Sundeen

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Cunneen family from?

You can see how Cunneen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cunneen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cunneen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Cunneen families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Cunneen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cunneen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cunneen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cunneen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cunneen. 18% of Cunneen men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Cunneen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cunneen were Florist and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Cunneen | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Florist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Typist
  • Accountant
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Cunneen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cunneen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cunneen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Cunneen

Passenger Lists

There are 826 immigration records available for the last name Cunneen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Cunneen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 717 military records available for the last name Cunneen. For the veterans among your Cunneen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Cunneen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Cunneen family history

Discover More

What is the average Cunneen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cunneen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Cunneen in 1945 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cunneen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Cunneen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial