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QUIN - QUINN genealogy resources

Journal by ngairedith

for the recent interest shown in the QUINN name I will add some other sites that may be of help.
There is a lot of Quin/Quinn info at these links

From the select.surnames2.website

a very indepth look at the Quinn name: QUINN, QUIN

Patty Quinn has a web site: The Quinns Of Donegal which has a lot of research and old family photos

A very large and informatvie site from: Tony QUINN of Christchurch, New Zealand giving history of the Quinn family resident at Cnocknaskinna Beaghmore Cookstown Co. Tyrone Ireland circa 1795-until the present with family tree information from 1725 some 270 years

the story of Patrick O'QUIN who was born 1750 in Ireland, moved to America and served in the Revolutionary War is at
Patrick O'Quin Family History

Select Quinn Miscellany has Quinn stories on:
? The Quinn Septs
? The Travails of Mark Quin
? The Colorado Adventures of Wyndham Quin, Fourth Earl of Dunraven
? Early Quinn Marriages in North Carolina
? James Quinn Fleeing The Famine and Paddy the New American
? Bishop James Quinn of Brisbane
? Pat Quinn's Ancestry
? The Mighty Quinn
? Niall Quinn's Disco Pants

early Quinn Marriages in North Carolina:
unknown year Loftin Quinn married Mary CADASY in Carteret

1786 David Quinn married Easter WILLIAMS in Carteret

1787 Caleb Quinn married Virginia JOHNSTON in Duplin

1791 George Quinn married Nancy STEWART in Duplin

1793 Enoch Quinn married Maryann DENNIS in Onslow

1807 Abner Quinn married Ruth GOULD in Carteret

1809 Loftin Quinn narried Olive HATCHER in Duplin


The QUINN FAMILY one of the family lines of James P. Keller provides information about the family and ancestors of Joseph Hugh Quinn who was born in Preble County OH in 1827 and came to Morgan County, IN in 1846

The QUINN Surname O'Cuinn, "A Gaelic surname meaning descendants of Conn, which meant 'wisdom', or 'chief', or 'freeman', and of which there were many distinct Septs."

it has the names O'Cuinn, O'Quinn, O'Quin, Quin, Quinn
that site also has links to the
Antrim, Armagh, Clare, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Galway, Leitrim,
Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Wicklow,
and the O'CUINN SEPTS:
Cineal Eoghain, Magh Itha, Loughinsholin, Clandeboy, Magh Lughadh and Siol Chathasaigh, Muintir Ifferainn, Anghaile Muintir Ghiollagain, Clann Fiachrach, Clann Chuain, Cuil Chearnadha, Tir Amhalgaidh, Laeghaire,

DistantCousin.com has a databse which contain QUINN genealogy records in America:
QUINN death records
QUINN burial records
QUINN military records
QUINN web sites
QUINN Surname in Passenger Lists

The site QUINN COAT OF ARMS says .... The surname of QUINN is the most numerous name in County Tyrone. The Irish O'Cuinn is from the personal name Conn. Early records of the name mention Mac Cuinn, 1027 Ireland and Maghnus Mac Cuinn is mentioned in the Annals of Loch Ce among the leading men killed at the battle of Desert-creagh in 1281, which resulted in a victory for the Cenel Eoghain over the Cenel Conaill. Most of these of course were Ulsterman. Ireland is one of the earliest sources of the development of patronymic names in northern Europe. Irish Clan or bynames can be traced back to the 4th century B.C. and Mac (son of) and O (grandson or ancestor of) evolved from this base, the original literal meaning of which has been lost due to the absence of written records and linguistic ambivalences which subtly but inexorably became adopted through usage. Genealogists and lexographers accept that the patronymic base does not refer to a location, quite the contrary. The use of the prefix 'Bally' (town of) attaching to the base name, identifying the location. The base root was also adopted by people residing in the demographic area without a common ancestor. These groups called 'Septs' were specially prevalent in Ireland. The first Normans arrived in Ireland in the 12th and 13th centuries to form an alliance with the King of Leinster. Under Elizabeth I in the 16th century, settlers from England established themselves around Dublin, then under English control and Presbyterian Scots emigrated to Ulster, introducing English and Scottish roots. This is the name of an ancient Irish family, whose forebears were once chiefs of the clan Heffernan. One of their earliest recorded ancestors is Donogh Quin, living in 1551. They are unusual in being one of the few Celtic families in the peerage, holding the titles Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl. It has long been a matter of doubt when the bearing of coats of arms first became hereditary and it was not until the Crusades that Heraldry came into general use. Men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.

Search many sites for Quinn family trees at
Free Genealogy Search Advice

QUINN GENEALOGY and Family Tree Resources has Free checklist of Quinn resources, including online databases, funeral cards, surname histories, census and military records, naturalization petitions, and Quinn message boards

some of our members has postings on the QUINN name
history of Quinn

the clan Quinn if Ireland

QUINN of Donegal>Boston>Minnesota

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by janilye on 2011-04-23 18:07:01

Thank you ngairedith.

by janilye on 2011-04-23 19:01:01

Nothing wrong with posting sources. Give credit where credit's due.

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