Coyne Family History
The ancient origin of the name Coyne
was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.
Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.
Variants of the name Coyne
include Kilcoyne, Kyne and Coen. These Irish names are variant forms of the Gaelic O'Cadhain, who were a minor sept originating near Partry in County Mayo. The form Coen is an anglicized form of the O'Comhdhain sept of North Connaught. The name Coyne is most closely associated with literary activities. Famous bearers of the name include the distinguished Jesuit, Father Coyne, of modern times, and Joseph Sterling Coyne, 1803-1868, who was a well known author and satirist and was one of the founders of the English 'Punch' publication. The Rev. Joseph Coyne, 1839-1891, was a renowned author and a contributor to 'The Nation' newspaper.The Coyne
family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Coyne