Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced form of McGinn, an Anglicized form of
Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’.
- English: from
Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced
form of Middle English engin (see Ingham 2), hence a
metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning
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