It has not been determined whether the Coonrod/Conrad/Coonrad/Kunrath/Churet name is an old Swiss name or merely that of Germans living in Switzerland. As with most names the spelling was changed each time it was written, depending on how the writer heard it. Some documents have been found containing four different spellings within the same document.
As for our family, most public records have been found under either Coonrod or Conrad. For purposes of simplicity, only Coonrod will be used here.