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

Guinn Early Origins



The surname Guinn was first found in county Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster 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.

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Guinn Spelling Variations


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Guinn Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Guinn can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.

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Guinn Early History


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Guinn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guinn 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 Guinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guinn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guinn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Guinn name:

Guinn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Guinn, who arrived in New York in 1657
  • Louis Guinn, who arrived in New York in 1696

Guinn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Guinn, aged 30, landed in New York in 1854
  • Catharine Guinn, aged 6, landed in New York in 1854
  • Dennis Guinn, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Ellen Guinn, aged 27, landed in New York in 1854
  • Hugh Guinn, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guinn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guinn (post 1700)



  • Thomas Guinn (1836-1908), American Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Siege of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863
  • Nora Guinn (1920-2005), American jurist, inducted into to the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame in 2009, the first woman and first Alaska Native to be a District Court Judge in Alaska
  • John Eddie "Johnny" Guinn Sr. (b. 1952), American businessman and politician, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives District 37 (2008-)
  • Drannon Eugene "Skip" Guinn (b. 1944), former American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1968 to 1971
  • Kenneth Carroll "Kenny" Guinn (1936-2010), American businessman, educator and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (1999-2007)
  • Ernest Allen Guinn (1905-1974), United States federal judge
  • Robert Henry Guinn (1822-1887), Texas politician
  • Dominick Alexander Guinn (b. 1975), American professional boxer
  • Dema Guinn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2004
  • Claire V. Guinn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900
  • ... (Another 8 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. 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. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 9 May 2016 at 14:47.

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