Quinn Family History

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Quinn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’ (see O’Quinn). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.

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

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

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Quinn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Quinn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Quinn. 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


  • France


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Quinn Family Origin

Where is the Quinn family from?

Quinn Family Occupations

What did your Quinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quinn. A less common occupation for the Quinn family was Dock Labourer. The most common Quinn occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Quinn's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor

  • Dock Labourer


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

Quinn Historical Records

What Quinn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 562,000 census records available for the last name Quinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quinn 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 122,000 immigration records available for the last name Quinn. 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 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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Quinn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quinn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quinn 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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