Quintana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Quintana family

The surname Quintana was first found in Castile, the medieval kingdom of the northern peninsula whose language and customs eventually spread to many countries of the world.

Early History of the Quintana family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quintana research. Another 136 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Quintana Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.

Early Notables of the Quintana family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Quintana were Gonzalo de Quintana Ortuño, a thirteenth century nobleman from Burgos; Sancho de Quintaniella, a thirteenth century nobleman from Aguilar de la Frontera; Jerónimo de Quintana, seventeenth century Spanish writer; Juan de Quintana (died 1534), a Franciscan friar and confessor to...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quintana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Quintana migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quintana Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Pedro de Quintana, who sailed to San Juan Island in 1512
  • Andrés de Quintana, who sailed to Venezuela in 1534
  • Diego Quintana, who settled in New Spain in 1566
  • Juan de Quintana, who sailed to Peru in 1576
Quintana Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Domingo Quintana, who settled in New Orleans in 1779
Quintana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro De Quintana, who arrived in San Juan Island in 1812 [1]
  • Antonio Quintana, who arrived in New Orleans in 1829
  • Coretta Quintana, who arrived in New Orleans in 1829
  • Antonio Quintana, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Miguel Quintana, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Quintana (post 1700) +

  • Brian Quintana (b. 1968), American Hollywood film producer
  • Leroy V. Quintana (b. 1944), American poet and educator
  • Rose M. Quintana, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000, 2004 [2]
  • Pye Quintana, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 [2]
  • Jorge A. Quintana, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2008 [2]
  • Ceferino Quintana, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1940 [2]
  • Carlos Morales Quintana (b. 1970), Spanish architect and yachtsman
  • Andrés Quintana (1777-1812), Spanish missionary in California
  • Mauel José Quintana (1772-1857), Spanish poet
  • Omar Quintana Baquerizo (1944-2020), Ecuadorian politician, sports executive, businessman, President of the National Congress of Ecuador (2005); he died of COVID-19
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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