Coyne Family History

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Coyne Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin ‘descendant of Cuán’, a byname from a diminutive of cú ‘hound’, ‘dog’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cadhain ‘descendant of Cadhan’, a byname from cadhan ‘barnacle goose’. Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Comhgháin ‘descendant of Comghán’, a Connacht name usually Anglicized as Coen. Irish: variant of Quinn. English: metonymic occupational name for a minter of money, or a derogatory nickname for a miser, from Middle English coin ‘piece of money’ (earlier the die used to stamp money, from Latin cuneus ‘wedge’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Coyner, Corne, Clyne, Hoyne, Doyne, Corn, Noone, Wayne, Boyne, Corte

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Coyne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coyne name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coyne. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Coyne Family Origin

Where is the Coyne family from?

Coyne Family Occupations

What did your Coyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Coyne occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Coyne's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Coyne family was Laborer. Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coyne.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Coyne ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Coyne Historical Records

What Coyne family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Coyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coyne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Coyne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Coyne. For the veterans among your Coyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coyne Life Expectancy

What is the average Coyne lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Coyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Coyne in 1947 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coyne ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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