The Irish name McCuin was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.
Early Origins of the McCuin family
The surname McCuin 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.
Early History of the McCuin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCuin research.Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1281, 1252, 1279, 1522, 1551, 1645, 1726, 1575, 1634, 1595, 1693, 1766 and 1676 are included under the topic Early McCuin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCuin Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations
of the surname McCuin were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.
Early Notables of the McCuin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Thomas O'Quinn, Bishop of Clonmacnois (1252-1279), as well as John Quinn, Bishop of Limerick
(1522-1551), as well as Thady Quin (1645-1726) of Adare of the Thomond
O'Quins, who was the grandfather of the first Earl of Dunraven.
Walter Quin (c.
1575-1634), was an... Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCuin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCuin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCuin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. David McCuin Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X