Anne Cunninghame

1678–1690 (Age 12)
Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of Anne

When Anne Cunninghame was born in 1678, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, William Cunningham, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Wilkie, was 39. She died in 1690, at the age of 12.

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William Cunningham
Margaret Wilkie
Alan Cunninghame
James Cunninghame
Elizabeth Cunningham
Anne Cunninghame
Jean Cunninghame

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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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