Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
14,927 QUINN members around the world
Stay informed about QUINN Family online & offline events!
Our in-person family gatherings
Our digital global family gatherings
Ireland's President Higgins family message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
QUINN Family HistoryÓ Cuinn - anglicised as Quinn and Quin means descendant of Conn. The name means perhaps 'chief', 'sense', or 'freeman', according to different authorities.
The legendary 2nd century Conn Ceadchadach ( Conn of a hundred battles) founder of the Connachta, and thus the name of the province of Connacht, may be the eponymous ancestor of any of the following distinct Quinn septs: of Cineál Eoghain in Cos Antrim, a sept of Cineál Eoghain in Donegal, another sept of the same tribal grouping in Tír Eoghain in present Derry; others flourished in Longford, Sligo, Mayo, Clare and Tipperary.
In the 1659 'Census', undertaken by Sir William Petty, Commonwealth surveyor, the name appears as a 'Principal Irish Name' in counties:
Toome Barony, O Quin, 6 (families, all figures).
None found in Co Donegal
Loghinsholin Barony, O Quin, 6.
Longford Barony, Quin, 4.
None found in Sligo. Mayo is missing from the 'Census'.
Inchiquin Barony, O Quine, 10.
Iffa & Offa Barony, Quin & O Quinne, 19.
By the mid 19th century Griffith's 'Valuation' of Irish Households, most households of the form Quinn were in Cos Tyrone (575) Galway (278) Tipperary (256) Down (199) Dublin (103 + 60 city) Mayo (150) Roscommon (146) Limerick (136) Clare (131) Antrim (68 + 56 Belfast). Most of the form Quin were in Tyrone (88) Down (68) and Laois (53). Totals were: Quinn (3894) and Quin (548).
In the Registrar General's 'Special Report on Surnames...'(1894), based on birth registrations in 1890, Quinn had the 19th highest order of incidence, and was most frequent in Dublin, Tyrone, Antrim, Roscommon and Galway. It was the most numerous name in Tyrone. The totals were: Quinn (349) and Quin (58).
Quinns in Early Irish History
Augustin Ua Cuinn, chief Brehon judge of Leinster, died of the pestilence, along with many other notables in Ireland and across Europe, as recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters for the year 1095.
'Etain, queen of Munster, daughter of Ua Cuinn, who was on her pilgrimage at Daire, died after her victory over the world and over the demon', Annals of Ulster, 1188.
Thomas O Quin, a friar minor, was consecrated as Bishop of Clonmacnoise, in Rome in 1253, as recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters.
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Areas of Origin for QUINN
Invite more QUINN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the QUINN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest