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Quinn Name Meaning

Irish:: 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. 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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Guinan, Quinney, Quan, Dunn, Quill, Rinn, Quain, Guinn, Quin, Quigg

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Where is the Quinn family from?

You can see how Quinn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quinn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quinn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,347 Quinn families living in Lancashire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Quinn's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Quinn families in 1891.
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What did your Quinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quinn. 16% of Quinn men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Quinn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quinn were Dock Labourer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 107,000 military records available for the last name Quinn. For the veterans among your Quinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quinn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Quinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Quinn in 1941 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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