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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Coen is "O Cadhain," from the word "cadhan," which means wild goose. Kilcoyne, commonly seen as an alias of Coyne, is a patronymic name derived from the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Chaoine, denoting the son of a devotee of St. Caoin. Coen is also often the Anglicized version of the Gaelic name "O Comhdhain."

Coen Early Origins



The surname Coen was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), and Leinster. The name became confused with Coen, Kyne, and Kilcoyne, all of which have derived from it, or have been the origin of Coyne. The ancient Coens, descended from the Gaelic Caomhan, the Chief of his clann in 876 A.D. who was descended from the Princes of Hy Fiachra, and the great General King Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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Coen Spelling Variations


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Coen Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Coen family name. Variations found include Coyne, Coen, Cohen, Kyne, Kilcoyne, Coyney, Koyne, Koen, Kohen, M'Coyne, Coyn, Coin, Coine, Koin, Koine, Barnacle (a synonym of Coyne by translation), Barnicle, Barnycle, Barnackle, Barnicall, Barnickle and many more.

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Coen Early History


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Coen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coen research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1803, 1839, 1868, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Coen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Coen:

Coen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Coen, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Coen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Coen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Philip Coen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Coen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen Coen, aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • Jolge Coen, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Francis Coen, who arrived in Arkansas in 1853
  • James Coen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Coen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Catherine Coen, aged 34 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Miss. Mary Coen, aged 6 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Mr. Michael Coen, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Mr. Thomas Coen, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Coen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Coen, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coen (post 1700)



  • Bill Coen, American college basketball coach
  • Andy Coen (b. 1964), American college football coach
  • Eleanor Coen, American printmaker and painter who works are seen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Wilbur F. "Junior" Coen Jr (1911-1998), American tennis player, the youngest tennis player to ever represent the United States in the Davis Cup at the age of 16
  • Ethan Jesse Coen (b. 1957), award-winning American filmmaker along with his brother Joel
  • Walter S. Coen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1920
  • John R. Coen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1924, 1932; Colorado Republican State Chair, 1925-31
  • Homer C. Coen, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Durango, 1916-17
  • Joel David Coen (b. 1954), award-winning American filmmaker along with his brother Ethan
  • Sťamus Coen (b. 1958), retired Irish hurler from Mullagh, County Galway
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Other References

  1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

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