Origins Available: Irish
The surname Quinane comes from the Irish surname O Cuanain (O'Conein and MacConein) and is derived from the Irish Cuinin for "rabbit", son of Dugal. They claim descendancy through the Donnelly line of the native Irish.
Early Origins of the Quinane family
The surname Quinane was first found in County Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where Isaac O Cuanain was Bishop of Roscrea from 1161 to 1168. But the name was scattered throughout Ireland, some bearers being recorded in Kildare
and the surrounding counties in the 16th century. Bearers of the name Quinane were also present in County Sligo
, where O'Cunane was a principal Irish name in the census of 1659. The two baronies of County Leitrim
which border County Sligo, had the name O'Conan listed in the same census.
Early History of the Quinane family
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Quinane Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Conan, Coonan, Coonane, O'Conan, O'Cunane and others.
Early Notables of the Quinane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quinane family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quinane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Quinane who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Thompson" departing 5th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 14th June 1847 but he 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. 93)
Quinane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary Quinane, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"