Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin
‘descendant of Cuán’, a byname from a diminutive of
cú ‘hound’, ‘dog’.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic
Ó Cadhain ‘descendant of Cadhan’, a byname from
cadhan ‘barnacle goose’.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Ó
Comhgháin ‘descendant of Comghán’, a Connacht name
usually Anglicized as Coen.
- Irish: variant of
- 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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