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Multiple Origins for the Surname Oquinn



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

Oquinn Early Origins



The surname Oquinn 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.

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Oquinn Spelling Variations


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Oquinn Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Oquinn can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include O'Quinn, Quin, Quinn, Quine, MacQuin, MacQuinn, McQuin, McQuinn, MacCuin, Cuinn, Cuin and many more.

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Oquinn Early History


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Oquinn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oquinn research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1252, 1279, 1281, 1522, 1551, 1645, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Oquinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oquinn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oquinn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Oquinn family came to North America quite early:

Oquinn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary O'Quinn, aged 18, who settled in America from Strokestown, in 1900
  • Mary O'Quinn, aged 18, who landed in America from Roscowmon, in 1901
  • Robert O'Quinn, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1922
  • James O'Quinn, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oquinn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oquinn (post 1700)



  • Kerry O'Quinn, American writer, magazine publisher, director and producer
  • Ryan O'Quinn (b. 1972), American television, film and voice actor
  • Ron O'Quinn (b. 1943), American radio disc jockey
  • John Maurice O'Quinn (1941-2009), Texas trial lawyer
  • John Williams "Red" O'Quinn (1925-2002), American gridiron football end
  • Daniel O'Quinn Jr. (b. 1985), American professional stock car racer
  • Terry O'Quinn (b. 1952), American actor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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    The Oquinn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oquinn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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