The Portuguese surname Quental is of habitation origin, as it is derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Thus the surname signifies "one from Quintal."
The surname Quental was first found in Portugal, where the family held their ancestral seat in the village of Quintal. The Quental family was first recorded in the fourteenth century under Afonso Anes do Quintal.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Quintal who arrived in Quebec in 1678; and Louis Quintall who settled in Alabama in 1840.