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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.

Quintrell Early Origins



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.

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Quintrell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Quintrell Early History


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Quintrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quintrell research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Quintrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quintrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quintrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Quintrell In Ireland


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Quintrell In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quintrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Quintrell, aged 39, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • John Quintrell, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Margaret Quintrell, aged 15, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Mary Quintrell, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quintrell (post 1700)


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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

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Quintrell Historic Events


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Quintrell Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leslie Quintrell, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Quintrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quintrell 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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