The name Quintrell reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Quintrell family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Quintrell family lived in Lancashire
. The family descend from a Norman noble who arrived from the area of Chantarel, Normandy
with the 1066 invasion. The name is possibly derived from the Old French word chanterelle,
which translates in English to a small bell.
Early Origins of the Quintrell family
The surname Quintrell was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Quintrell family
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Quintrell Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Cantrell, Cantrel, Cantrill, Cantril, Chantrell and many more.
Early Notables of the Quintrell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quintrell family to Ireland
Some of the Quintrell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quintrell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quintrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Quintrell, aged 39, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
- John Quintrell, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
- Margaret Quintrell, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
- Mary Quintrell, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
Contemporary Notables of the name Quintrell (post 1700)
- Robert N Quintrell (1931-1983), Australian-born, Canadian cricketer
- Sarah Quintrell, British actress, best known for fer role as Sinéad in the BBC TV sitcom Carrie and Barry
Historic Events for the Quintrell family
- Mr. Leslie Quintrell, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942 CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
The Quintrell Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Propio vos sanguine pasco
Motto Translation: I feed you with kindred blood.