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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


When Guinan was first used as a surname among the ancient Scottish people, 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.

Guinan Early Origins



The surname Guinan 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 of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296.

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Guinan Spelling Variations


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Guinan Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Guinan has been spelled Conan, Conane, Conad, Connan, Connant, Conant and others.

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Guinan Early History


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Guinan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guinan research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1608 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Guinan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guinan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guinan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guinan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guinan In Ireland


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Guinan In Ireland



Some of the Guinan 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Guinan:

Guinan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Guinan, aged 23, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Terry Guinan, who landed in New York in 1839
  • Michael Guinan, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Monty Guinan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

Guinan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine White Guinan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • Philip Guinan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Patrick Guinan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guinan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guinan (post 1700)



  • Robert Guinan (1934-2016), American painter
  • Joe Guinan (b. 1969), American casting executive, known for his work on Lord of Illusions (1995), Panther (1995) and Soultaker (1990)
  • Megan Guinan, American actress and writer, known for Not Waving But Drowning (2012), Deleria (2016) and Limitless (2015)
  • Edward F. Guinan, American professor in Villanova University's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Matthew "Mattie" Guinan (1910-1995), American labor organizer, second president of Transport Workers Union of America
  • Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan (1884-1933), American saloon keeper, silent film actress, and entrepreneur from Waco, Texas; she appeared in 51 features
  • Francis V Guinan Jr., American film, television and stage actor, known for Hannibal (2001), Constantine (2005) and The Last Airbender (2010)
  • James Guinan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1932; Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937
  • Daniel F. Guinan Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, 1936-66
  • Daniel F. Guinan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Guinan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guinan 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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