Anne Cunningham

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

When Anne Cunningham was born in 1632, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Cunningham, was 30 and her mother, Anna Scott, was 22. She married John McIlvain III about 1655, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John McIlvain III
Anne Cunningham
Marriage: about 1655
Thomas McIlvain
John McIlvain IV
Anne McIlvane
Joseph McIlvain
Irvington McIlvain

Spouse and Children

about 1655
Scotland, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district 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 Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anne Cunningham, "The Ancestry of Richard Keith Slaymaker, p. 20."
  • McElvain, Frank C. "The House of Grimet, Ayrshire, Scotland."
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Cunningham -

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