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The distinguished German surname Quandt is derived from the Middle Low German word "quant," meaning "rogue, joker." It is likely that the name was originally bestowed as a nickname on someone with a penchant for playing practical jokes.

Quandt Early Origins



The surname Quandt was first found in regions of North Germany, particularly the Baltic province of Pomerania, where the ancestral home of the Quandt family is thought to be located. The first known bearer of the name was Gotfried Quant, who was a resident of the city of Rostock in 1284. The young Quandt family figured prominently in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of Pomeranian society.

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Quandt Spelling Variations


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Quandt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Quandt, Quant, Quand and others.

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Quandt Early History


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Quandt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quandt research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1284, 1308, 1345, 1820, 1602, 1762, 1815, 1787, 1859, 1844, 1841 and 1919 are included under the topic Early Quandt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quandt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quandt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quandt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quandt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Friedrich Quandt, aged 25, landed in America in 1845-1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quandt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quandt (post 1700)



  • Herbert Werner Quandt (1910-1982), German industrialist who is regarded as having saved BMW from bankruptcy
  • Johanna Maria Quandt (1926-2015), German business woman and the widow of German industrialist Herbert Quandt
  • Harald Quandt (1921-1967), German child of Magda Goebbels and entrepreneur Günther Quandt, was the stepson of Joseph Goebbels
  • Günther Quandt (1881-1954), German industrialist who founded an industrial empire
  • Carl Udo Quandt (b. 1903), German well-known writer
  • Georg Quandt (b. 1869), German painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Quandt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quandt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 December 2015 at 12:29.

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