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Quested Early Origins



The surname Quested 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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Quested Spelling Variations


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Quested Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Quested are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Quested include: Quest, Quested, Questred, Quester, de Quester and many more.

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Quested Early History


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Quested Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quested 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 Quested History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quested Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quested Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quested 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Quested or a variant listed above: Augustine Quester, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1833.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quested (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quested (post 1700)



  • John Quested (b. 1935), American businessman, has been the owner and chairman of Goldcrest Films since the early 90s
  • Nick Quested, American Producer, Director and Writer
  • Wilfred Leonard "Len" Quested (1925-2012), English footballer and manager who played from 1945 to 1965 and managed Cumberland United in 1964
  • Major John Bowley Quested (1893-1948), English World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories, awarded the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre (France)
  • Dave Quested (b. 1946), former New Zealand cricket umpire

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Quested Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quested 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 March 2014 at 09:07.

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