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Where did the Irish Quine family come from? What is the Irish Quine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quine family history?The Irish name Quine was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Quine include 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 Quine 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 Quine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Quine:
Quine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Quine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quine 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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