History of your Surname
Get access to Coyne family records.Start a free trial

Coyne Family History

Coyne Name Meaning

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: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin ‘descendant of Cuán’ a byname from a diminutive of ‘hound dog’. English (of Norman origin): perhaps a variant of Connie a habitational name associated with Weston Coyney in Staffordshire whose manorial affix is taken from the family of John Koyne or Coyne (1242) and also with the adjacent village of Caverswall. Coyne might otherwise derive from Coingt in Aisne France recorded as Cuin in 1160. English: possibly from Middle English coyn coigne Anglo-Norman French coign coigne ‘wedge die for stamping money’ a word which later came to mean ‘piece of money’ and may have been used as a metonymic occupational name to denote a moneyer. English (of French Huguenot origin): altered form of French Coin .7: French: nickname from Middle French coine ‘bacon rind’ denoting someone with rough skin compared to the rind of the pig.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coyner, Corne, Clyne, Hoyne, Doyne, Corn, Noone, Wayne, Boyne, Corte

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Coyne family from?

You can see how Coyne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coyne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coyne families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 227 Coyne families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Coyne's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coyne families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coyne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Coyne. 34% of Coyne men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Coyne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coyne were Labourer and Student. .

View Census Data for Coyne | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Student
  • Farming
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • School Teacher
  • Student
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Coyne family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Coyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coyne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Coyne

Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Coyne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Coyne immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Coyne. For the veterans among your Coyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Coyne military records

You've only scratched the surface of Coyne family history

Discover More

What is the average Coyne lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Coyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Coyne in 1947 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coyne

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Coyne family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Coyne last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial