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From: Michael Keaveney <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Coyne and Golden project families
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 16:49:04 +0000
The Galway-Mayo Coynes are probably part of a group of families called "na
Partraige" (Partridge) who by all accounts migrated from Thomond to an area
between between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask on the Galway-Mayo border in the
5th century AD.
Surnames associated with this grouping are Finneran, Tierney, Darcy and
Coyne/Kyne. From what I can see practically no DNA testing has been done by
these families except for perhaps Darcy which has several different distinct
lines, one of which is known to be Norman; I even see a Darcy in the
464xccgg project group as befits a Leinster association.
I know of one Galway Darcy who is currently being tested at FTDNA; his
results may indicate what the other families listed are likely to test. I am
inclined to think that the Partridges will have an element that is close to
Irish Type 3.
I also think that the amount of indigenous M222+ in Galway/Roscommon is
underestimated or perhaps under-tested as yet.
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Terry Strasser <>wrote:
> The Irish Coynes' tradition connects them with County Down. There was a
> Ferdinando Coyne whose will was dated 1702 in County Down (only indexed,
> unfortunately--no fuller record,) and the name Ferdinand runs right through
> this family to this day. According to family lore, a couple of Protestant
> Coynes came from "the north" to Roscommon to work, and married Catholic
> girls. James Coyne, the earliest in this family of record in County
> Roscommon, was born in 1766, according to his tombstone. There was
> in the other direction, too, in later generations, back to County Down.
> I've seen the surname equated with Quinn and variants on different web
> and in surname books, but I can't shed any light on what the original might
> have been. It's been suggested that these Coynes are O Cathains rather
> O Cadhains, but as I understand it these are two distinct septs with a
> different pronunciation (spelling notwithstanding). I appreciate this
> discussion--Thanks, Terry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernard Morgan" <>
> To: "dna-r1b1c7" <>
> Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 12:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [R-M222] Coyne and Golden project families
> >> More recent DNA research has shown a clear relationship between a son of
> >> the
> >> one of the two testees in the R-M222 project, and the brother of an
> >> researcher also named Coyne, whose family has been independently traced
> >> back
> >> to County Roscommon as early as 1766. These Irish Coynes have a family
> >> tradition of a more distant origin in the north, and they consider
> >> themselves unrelated to the Coynes of Galway and Mayo. The two male
> >> Coynes
> > What is the Irish testee Coyne's tradition?
> > I tried to understand the source of Coyne in south Roscommon and came up
> > with O'Cuinn; Woulfe says Coyne is southern anglization of Cuinn. As for
> > M222 the local family would be the O'Cuinn (O'Quin) of Cenel Maine?
> > I ruled out the other local pedigrees for certainly not being M222:
> > MacEochain (MacEochaidh) of Ui Maine in Roscommon.
> > O'Cuinn of Conmacne in county Longford
> > Any suggestions?
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