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Where did the Spanish Quintana family come from? What is the Spanish Quintana family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quintana family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quintana family history?In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. The original bearer of the name Quintana, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name was originally borne by a person who lived on a shared piece of land and was obliged to pay one-fifth of the land's produce as rent which is derived from the Spanish word quintana, and the Latin word quintus, which means a fifth.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.
First found in Castile, the medieval kingdom of the northern peninsula whose language and customs eventually spread to many countries of the world.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quintana research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1534, 1660, 1734, 1699, 1774, 1755, 1774, 1772 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Quintana History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quintana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quintana Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Quintana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Quintana Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quintana 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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