Last name: QUINN

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QUINN : This last name is indexed 271,104 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

QUINN : Irish:: 1: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn earlier spelled Ó Cuinn ‘descendant of Conn’ a personal name meaning ‘wisdom’ or ‘chief’ (see O'Quinn). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare Longford and Mayo.2: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne ‘descendant of Coinne’ a personal name which may be a variant of Coinneach (see also McKenzie). This is an Ulster surname a sept deriving from Eoghan son of Niall Naoighiallach from whom Tyrone is named. In most cases the Anglicized forms cannot be distinguished from sense 1 above although final -e may have been intended as syllabic.

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