McQuinn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the McQuinn family

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.

Early History of the McQuinn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McQuinn research. Another 178 words (13 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.

McQuinn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McQuinn family (pre 1700)

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.


United States McQuinn migration to the United States +

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 [1]
McQuinn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick McQuinn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]

Canada McQuinn migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McQuinn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas McQuinn, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret McQuinn, aged 37, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

Australia McQuinn migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McQuinn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Michael McQuinn, English convict who was convicted in Chatham, Kent, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda [2]

New Zealand McQuinn migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McQuinn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Bridget McQuinn, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Michael McQuinn, aged 22, a ploughman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Bessie McQuinn, aged 20, a dairy maid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name McQuinn (post 1700) +

  • 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-)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bangalore


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