The surname Quine is a geographic variant of the Irish name Quinn specific to the Isle of Man. The name is a reduced anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’. This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.The spelling Quine is found in the Isle of Man only and was brought by Irish settlers in the 16th Century. A notable bearer of the name is the Manx politician Richard Edgar Quine, from the Isle of Man After serving in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, he was elected to the House of Keys in 1986, where he represented Ayre until 2004.
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