The Irish name McGuinn was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Cuinn, which means descendant of Conn.
Early Origins of the McGuinn family
The surname McGuinn 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 McGuinn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGuinn 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 McGuinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McGuinn Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name McGuinn revealed spelling variations
, including O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.
Early Notables of the McGuinn 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 McGuinn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McGuinn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McGuinn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary McGuinn, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
- Mr. William McGuinn, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Broom" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 44)
- Miss. Ann McGuinn, aged 11 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 87)
McGuinn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Mc Guinn, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
Contemporary Notables of the name McGuinn (post 1700)
- J. J. McGuinn, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 24th District, 1918 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html