Quinn family crest
Colors on the Quinn family crest explained
Argent (silver) - is a symbol of the Quinn family's peaceful and sincere nature.
Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Vert (green) - symbolizes family members loyalty in love and hope for the future
Symbols on the Quinn family crest explained
The pegasus (winged horse) - is an ancient symbol of extreme virtue, strength and courage.
It represents the high standards by which early Quinn family members lived and undertook their pursuits.
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Origins of the Quinn family name
The Quinn family name is believed to have originated in Ireland. The first recorded use of the Quinn surname dates back to the 13th century.
The Quinn family name comes from the Gaelic word "Cuinn", which means "chief" or "leader".
In ancient Ireland it was used to refer to someone who was descended from Conn of the Hundred Battles, the legendary High King of Ireland.
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Summary of the Quinn family and the Quinn family crest
- The Quinn family can trace their roots back to the 9th century in Ireland.
- The first officially recorded use of the name Quinn (in the English spelling) was in the year 1086.
- The Quinns were a large and powerful clan in Ireland during the Middle Ages.
- The family were thought to have been direct descendants of 'Conn of the Hundred Battles', one of ancient Ireland's most celebrated Kings.
- Conn of the Hundred Battles was an ancient Irish king who lived in the late 2nd century and early 3rd century.
- He was the son of the High King of Ireland, Art mac Cuinn, and was the first king of Connacht. He fought many battles against the Ulaid, the southern Irish, and the Romans.
- The Quinn family was originally from County Tyrone in Ulster, but later settled in other parts of Ireland.
- The Quinns were also known for their skills in horsemanship and horse breeding.
- They were involved in the Irish Rebellions of 1641 and of 1798.
- The family was heavily impacted by the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s and pushed many family members to emigrate across the Atlantic.
- The Quinns were one of the first Irish families to immigrate to America, arriving in the early 1600s. They settled in Massachusetts and later moved to Rhode Island.
- The Quinns were active in the American Revolution and served in the Continental Army. After the war, they moved westward and settled in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois
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