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The name Quarterman is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who was mail-fisted or perhaps the nickname 'four hands.' [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The surname Quarterman originally derived from the armor that soldiers or knights donned for protection in battle. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Quarterman Early Origins



The surname Quarterman was first found in Oxfordshire where the first records of the name were Clare Quatremayns and William Quatremeyns who were both listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. A few years later, Thomas Quatremains was listed in the Writs of Parliament in 1313. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Digging further into the 'four hands' reference we found: "French for 'four hands' which form the charge of the family shield." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Thame in Oxfordshire was home to one branch of the family. "About the time of Edward IV., an hospital for destitute persons was endowed with lands by Richard Quatremain, a member of a family of high repute. The north transept [of the church] is the burying place of the Dormer family, and the south transept the sepulchral chapel of the Quatremains; both contain handsome monuments." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Quarterman Spelling Variations


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Quarterman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Quarterman family name include Quartermain, Quartermaines, Quarterman, Quartermaynes, Quatermain, Quatermaines, Quaterman, Quatermay and many more.

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Quarterman Early History


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Quarterman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quarterman research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1667, 1662 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Quarterman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quarterman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quarterman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quarterman 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Quarterman or a variant listed above:

Quarterman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Quarterman, who landed in Maryland in 1669

Quarterman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Quarterman, on record in Virginia in 1742

Quarterman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas H Quarterman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1841

Quarterman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Leonard Quarterman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quarterman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quarterman (post 1700)



  • Lloyd A. Quarterman (1918-1982), African American chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project
  • Kurt Quarterman (b. 1983), American UFL football guard for the Sacramento Mountain Lions
  • Saundra Quarterman (b. 1968), American actress, best known for her role as Geneva Lee on the sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
  • Elsie Quarterman (1910-2014), American plant ecologist, Professor Emerita at Vanderbilt University
  • Joe Quarterman, nicknamed Sir Joe Quarterman, an American funk and soul singer
  • John S. Quarterman (b. 1954), American author
  • John Holmes Quarterman, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Ware County, 1926-28
  • Fraser James Quarterman (b. 1983), New Zealand cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Wellington
  • Simon Quarterman (b. 2012), British actor, best known for playing Father Ben Rawlings in the horror film The Devil Inside

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Quarterman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quarterman 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 24 February 2016 at 15:27.

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