The Irish name McCuin was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.
(Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCuin research.Another 144 words (10 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.
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.
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.