Origins Available: Italian, Spanish
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 Quinteros, 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 Quinteros family
Castile, the medieval kingdom of the northern peninsula whose language and customs eventually spread to many countries of the world.
Early History of the Quinteros family
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Quinteros Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Quintana, Quintanella, Quintanilla, Quintaniella, Quintano, Quinto, Quintero and many more.
Early Notables of the Quinteros family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quinteros 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Quinteros (post 1700)
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