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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Koen 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."

Koen Early Origins



The surname Koen 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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Koen Spelling Variations


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Koen Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Koen family name 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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Koen Early History


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Koen Early History



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

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Koen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koen 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Koen:

Koen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dinges Koen settled in New York in 1709
  • Dinges Koen, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Mattheus Koen, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Abraham Koen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Adam Koen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Koen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Koen, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Margaret Koen, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koen (post 1700)



  • J. T. Koen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1908
  • Barbara Koen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. 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).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. 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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Koen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koen 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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