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Where did the Irish Quinn family come from? What is the Irish Quinn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quinn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quinn family history?The Irish name Quinn was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.
Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Quinn family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.
First found in county Longford where they were Lords of Muintir Gillagain. The O'Quinns and MacQuinns (and all of the spelling variables derived from these) were descended from Conn, who in turn was descended from the Princes of Annaly.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinn research. Another 278 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1252, 1279, 1281, 1522, 1551, 1645, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Quinn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quinn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Quinn family in North America:
Quinn Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Quinn Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Quinn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Quinn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quinn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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