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Meaning and Origin of: Coyne

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin ‘descendant of Cuán’, a byname from a diminutive of ‘hound’, ‘dog’.
  2. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cadhain ‘descendant of Cadhan’, a byname from cadhan ‘barnacle goose’.
  3. Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Comhgháin ‘descendant of Comghán’, a Connacht name usually Anglicized as Coen.
  4. Irish: variant of Quinn.
  5. 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’).
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