, 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 Quinteiro, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
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 Quinteiro family
The surname Quinteiro 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 Quinteiro family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinteiro 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 Quinteiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quinteiro Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.
Early Notables of the Quinteiro family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Quinteiro 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 Quinteiro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quinteiro family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrés de Quintana, who sailed to Venezuela in 1534; Juan de Quintana sailed to Peru in 1576; Pedro de Quintana sailed to San Juan Island in 1512.