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Quest Early Origins



The surname Quest was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when Minquinus Quest held estates in that shire in 1323.

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Quest Spelling Variations


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Quest Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Quest have been found, including Quest, Quested, Questred, Quester, de Quester and many more.

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Quest Early History


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Quest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quest research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1351, 1379, 1455, 1476, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Quest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quest Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quest 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Quest, or a variant listed above: Augustine Quester, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1833.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quest (post 1700)



  • Frederick Quest, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Jeffersontown, Kentucky, 1865-66
  • A. E. Quest, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952
  • Richard Austin Quest (b. 1962), English journalist and a CNN anchor and reporter, based in New York City, New York

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Quest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quest 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 13 November 2015 at 10:00.

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