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Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Quinley is O Caoinleain or O Caoindealbhain.

Quinley Early Origins



The surname Quinley was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Quinley Spelling Variations


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Quinley Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Quinley family name. Variations found include Quinlan, O'Quinlan, O'Quinlevan, O'Quinlivan and many more.

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Quinley Early History


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Quinley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinley research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Quinley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quinley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quinley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quinley 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Quinley family in North America: John Quinlan who arrived in Quebec in 1825 with Margaret his wife and five children; Mary Quinland and her husband settled in Charleston in 1803; James, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Quinlan all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1840.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinley (post 1700)



  • Trevell Quinley (b. 1983), American long jumper at the 2008 Summer Olympics, US National Champion (2009-2010)

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Quinley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Quinley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quinley 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 24 November 2015 at 17:46.

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