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

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

Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuinn research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1252, 1279, 1281, 1522, 1551, 1645, and 1726 are included under the topic Early McQuinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McQuinn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel McQuinn, who sailed to Virginia in 1716
  • Daniel McQuinn, who landed in Virginia in 1716

McQuinn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McQuinn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

McQuinn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McQuinn, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret McQuinn, aged 37, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

McQuinn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget McQuinn, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Michael McQuinn, aged 22, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Bessie McQuinn, aged 20, a dairy maid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
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  • Matt McQuinn (1985-2012), American movie patron who was shot nine times protecting his girlfriend at the 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting
  • Jason McQuinn, American anarchist, founder and co-editor of Alternative Press Review
  • Harry McQuinn (1905-1986), American racecar driver, active in the 1930s and 1940s
  • George Hartley McQuinn (1910-1978), American Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1936 to 1948, an All-Star for six seasons
  • Donald E. McQuinn (b. 1930), American best-selling author and former US Marine
  • Delores L. McQuinn (b. 1954), American politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2009-)
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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