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Quinly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Quinly family


The surname Quinly 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.

Early History of the Quinly family


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Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Quinly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Quinly Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Quinly were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Quinlan, O'Quinlan, O'Quinlevan, O'Quinlivan and many more.

Early Notables of the Quinly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Quinly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quinly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Quinly, aged 24, a yeoman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland

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