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The Quincy surname is one of the many Norman names that came to Britain following 1066. The Quincy surname is generally thought to have come from Cuinchy in the Arrondissement of Béthune, Pays de Calais region of northern France; however there were several places in France such as Quincy-sous-Sénard in Seine-et-Oise or Quincy-Voisins in Seine-et-Marne. Another reference states clearly that the name is "a baronial family from Quincé, Maine." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
These place names all derive from the Gallo-Roman personal name Quintus, meaning "fifth-born."

Quincy Early Origins



The surname Quincy was first found in Northamptonshire, where the first of several to bear the name Saer de Quincy (Saer I) was Lord of the Manor of Long Buckby. Saer I was the second husband of Matilda of St Liz, stepdaughter of King David I of Scotland, and thus the family had holdings in Scotland from very early times. This line produced Saer de Quincy (1155-1219), 1st Earl of Winchester. He had a grant from the crown of the Manor of Bushley in Northamptonshire, previously the property of Anselme de Conchis. He had two sons, one was a Soldier of the Cross and the other named Saier was created Earl of Winchester by King John. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
"The name is in Holinshed's list of the followers of William the Conqueror." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Quincy Spelling Variations


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Quincy Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Quincy are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Quincy include Quincy, Quincey, de Quincey, Quince and others.

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Quincy Early History


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Quincy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quincy research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1155, 1219, 1195, 1265, 1155, 1219, 1219 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Quincy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quincy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quincy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Saer de Quincy (1155-1219), 1st Earl of Winchester, a prominent figure in both Scotland and England, who was one of the leaders of the baronial rebellion against King John of England that followed the Magna Carta. He died in 1219...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quincy 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Quincy, or a variant listed above:

Quincy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Quincy (1602-1636), originally of Wigsthorp in Northumberland (of the Scottish Quinceys), settled in Boston in 1633 along with Judith, his wife; progenitor of the prestigious Quincy family
  • Edmund Quincy, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1633

Quincy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Quincy settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Samuel Quincy, who arrived in Georgia in 1733
  • John Quincy, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • John Quincy settled in New England in 1761

Quincy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Quincy, who landed in New York, NY in 1856
  • R Quincy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • W C Quincy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quincy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quincy (post 1700)



  • Edmund Quincy (1602-1636), American who settled in the Mount Wollaston area of Quincy, Massachusetts around 1628
  • George Quincy, American composer and conductor of Choctaw heritage
  • Josiah Quincy (1859-1919), American politician from Massachusetts
  • Colonel John Quincy (1689-1767), American soldier, politician and member of the Quincy political family
  • Edmund Quincy (1808-1877), American diarist, lecturer, author, abolitionist, son of Josiah Quincy III
  • Edmund Quincy (1726-1782), American businessman and land developer, son of Edmund
  • Edmund Quincy (1703-1788), American son of Edmund (1681–1737)
  • Edmund Quincy (1681-1737), American colonist, Massachusetts Supreme Court judge, son of Edmund (1627–1698)
  • Edmund Quincy (1628-1698), American colonist, Massachusetts representative, son of Edmund (1602–1636)
  • Samuel Miller Quincy (1832-1887), American politician, the 28th mayor of New Orleans
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Quincy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quincy 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.

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