.The Quinn Surname.

Quinn Gathering July 2013

O'Cuinn

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

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My GreatGrandFather James Quin was born in Gobnascale, Convoy, Donegal in 1866, he died in Derry in 1903; his parents were William and Mary Houston (daughter of James). There other children were: Anne; Daniel; William; John; Treasa; Hugh; and Joseph. William died between 1911 and 1915 in Moneen, Ballindrait, his Father was Daniel who died in Callan, Drumkeen in 1871. The family were Scutchers of Flax who worked in the many Mills along the Deele River, which flowed into the Foyle.

Sean E. Quinn

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Surnames in Ireland


O'Cuinn, O'Quinn, O'Quin, Quin, Quinn


* Correct form is O'Cuinn

* Many distinct Septs and Branches

* Ireland's 19th most numerous surname

* Estimated 18,200 bearers in Ireland

* 402nd most numerous surname in United States

* Estimated 85,000 bearers for all variants in United States

* Numerous in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York

* 255th most numerous surname in England and Wales


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Distribution

Quinn Counties

Antrim
Armagh
Clare
Derry
Donegal
Down
Dublin
Galway
Leitrim
Limerick
Longford
Mayo
Monaghan
Roscommon
Sligo
Tipperary
Tyrone
Wicklow

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

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