Origins Available: Irish
Quinnan was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts
. It was a name for a personal name
Conan, which means little hound.
The name could also be a local
name from the land of Conan in Kincardinshire. In this situation, the name would have been a topographic
or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Quinnan family
The surname Quinnan was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, where Adam filius
Conani was probably the first recording of the name in 1292. A few years later, Conan of Balquhidder rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
Early History of the Quinnan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinnan research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Quinnan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quinnan Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Quinnan has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.
Early Notables of the Quinnan family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quinnan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quinnan family to Ireland
Some of the Quinnan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quinnan family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Quinnan: Christopher Conant who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623; as did Roger and his wife in the same year; Roger Conant and his wife settled in Maine in 1623.
Contemporary Notables of the name Quinnan (post 1700)
- John P. Quinnan, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lackawanna County, 1893 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html