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Origins Available: Irish-Alt, Irish

Where did the Irish McQuinn family come from? What is the Irish McQuinn family crest and coat of arms? When did the McQuinn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McQuinn family history?

The Irish name McQuinn was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.


Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.

First found in County Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuinn research. Another 312 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1252, 1279, 1281, 1522, 1551, 1645, and 1726 are included under the topic Early McQuinn History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McQuinn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McQuinn Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel McQuinn, who sailed to Virginia in 1716
  • Daniel McQuinn, who landed in Virginia in 1716

McQuinn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McQuinn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816


  • George Hartley McQuinn (1910-1978), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Harry McQuinn (1905-1986), American racecar driver
  • Delores L. McQuinn (b. 1954), American politician
  • Donald E. McQuinn (b. 1930), American best-selling author


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The McQuinn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McQuinn 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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