History of your Surname
Get access to Quin family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Quin Family History

Quin Surname Meaning

Irish: variant of Quinn . English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French quin ‘monkey’. French: from a short form of the personal name Jaquin itself a pet form of Jacques .

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


Similar surnames: Quine, Guin, Duin, Hulin, Quint, Rubin, Kuhn, Dulin, Dein, Quan

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Quin family from?

You can see how Quin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 218 Quin families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Quin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quin. 15% of Quin men worked as a Retired and 76% of Quin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quin were Schoolmaster and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Quin | Data not to scale

*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

  • Retired
    15%
  • Chauffeur
    8%
  • Painter decorator
    8%
  • Schoolmaster
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Quin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Quin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Quin

Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Quin. 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.

View all Quin immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Quin. For the veterans among your Quin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Quin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Quin family history

Discover More

What is the average Quin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Quin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Quin in 1962 was 84, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quin

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Quin family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Quin last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial