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There are a number of variations of the spelling of O'Quinn in the various O'Quinn families including
OCuinn, Conn, Quine, Mac Quin and others.
The name O'Quinn appears first in the Irish County of Longford where they were Lords of Muintar Gillagain. These all decended
from Conn who was decended from the Princess of Annaly.
Most of the O'Quinn settlers in the United States came from England or Wales. We do not have a direct O'Quinn
ancestor, however the O'Quinn's were related to a number of our relatives. The earliest documented O'Quinn is
Bryant O'Quinn who the father of John O'Quinn who was born in 1754 in Kershaw, South Carolina.
Our line of descendants from Bryant O'Quinn
may be seen here.
Our closest O'Quinn relative is Boyd O'Quinn who married
Lula Mae Alexander. This is not a direct line but is important because the O'Quinn family is related to both our Jones and
Much genealogical work on the O'Quinn family was done over the years by Lorine O'Quinn.
We will be reviewing parts of this work as circumstances permit.
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