Early Origins of the Quinter family
The surname Quinter was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans
in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were originally a noble family from Spain
at Duegnas. The heads of this family in Spain
in 1660 were the Marques de Quintana del Marco of Galicia
and the Marques de Quintana de las Torres, a Caballero of Calatrava.
Early History of the Quinter family
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Quinter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Quintana, Quintano, Quintanna, Quintanni, Quinta, Quinto, De Quinta and many more.
Early Notables of the Quinter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quinter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quinter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mathon Quinter, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
Quinter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary N. Quinter, aged 47, who emigrated to America, in 1910
- Fred H. Quinter, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1921
- Arthur Quinter, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1923
- Arthur Quinter, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Quinter (post 1700)
- Neil F. Quinter (b. 1962), American politician who formerly served in the Maryland House of Delegates