Fanny Cunningham

Brief Life History of Fanny

When Fanny Cunningham was born on 28 June 1864, in Kanyaka, South Australia, Australia, her father, Francis Nathaniel Cunningham, was 36 and her mother, Cecilia Wright, was 31. She married Frederick James Brine on 27 August 1884, in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 21 February 1945, in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Port Pirie Cemetery, Port Pirie West, South Australia, Australia.

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Frederick James Brine
Fanny Cunningham
Marriage: 27 August 1884
Frederick James Brine
Reuben William Francis Brine
Stuart Addest Brine
Edith Cecilia Brine
Myrtle Melvie Brine
Emmaline Pearl Brine
Royal Stirling Brine
William Hilton Brine
Fanny Edith May Brine
Gladys Muriel Brine
Alexander Henry Brine

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Fanny Cunningham - Government record: birth: 28 June 1864; Williyama, South Australia, Australia
  • Fanny Cunningham in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
  • Fanny Leticia Cunningham Brine, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


End of transportation to Western Australia.


British troops withdraw from Australia.


Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

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.

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.

History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

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

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