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Today's generation of the Quintin family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from St. Quinton, a third century missionary in Gaul. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. Parents named their children after particular saints whom they hoped would protect or bless the child.

Quintin Early Origins



The surname Quintin was first found in Essex and Dorset where they held a family seat from very early times. Another branch of the family was found in the parish of Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire from ancient times. "Hornby Castle, anciently the seat of the family of St. Quintin, and now belonging to his Grace the Duke of Leeds, is a spacious mansion in different styles of architecture, containing superb apartments, and commanding a fine view of the valley of Bedale." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another early branch of the family was found at Lowthorp in the East Riding of Yorkshire. At one time an ancient hall there was held by the family but was taken down in 1826. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Quintin Spelling Variations


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Quintin Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Quinton, Quinten, Quintin, Quintyne, St. Quinton and others.

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Quintin Early History


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Quintin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quintin research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 109 and 1090 are included under the topic Early Quintin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quintin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quintin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quintin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Quintin or a variant listed above:

Quintin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Quintin, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1635

Quintin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Quintin, aged 65, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

Quintin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Quintin, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Quintin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Quintin, who arrived in Montreal in 1662
  • Jean Quintin settled in Quebec with his wife Jeanne Delpué in 1695

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quintin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quintin (post 1700)



  • Jeremiah Quintin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2008
  • Christian Quintin (b. 1957), French-born surrealistic painter
  • Éric Quintin (b. 1967), French bronze medalist handball player at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Erwan Quintin (b. 1984), French football midfielder
  • Jean-François Quintin (b. 1969), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player who played from 1989 to 2003

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Quintin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quintin 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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