Rabbit - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
|Author||Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh|
|Source||Some Anglicised Surnames in Ireland|
Rabbit—In the districts about Mountbellow, Co. Galway, the name Conheeny (O'Conaonaigh) is anglicised Rabbit; Cuneen (O'Cuinnín) in the districts of Castlebar, Co. Mayo; Corrofin, Co. Clare; Mountbellow, Co. Galway; Cunneeny (O'Conaonaigh) in Mountbellow, and Kinneen in Loughrea; Cunneen in Ennis and Tulla. O'Cuinneáin is the form in South Mayo and North Galway. The name is derived from Coinín, a rabbit; hence the anglicisation.