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Quinton Name Meaning

English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Quentin Quintin (Latin Quintinus a suffixed form of quintus ‘fifth’) popular in France from the cult of Saint Quentin of Amiens and brought to England by the Normans. The surname was altered to Quinton by association with the placenames in 2 below. English: habitational name from from any of three places called Quinton (Gloucestershire Northamptonshire Worcestershire) or from Quainton (Buckinghamshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English cwēn ‘queen’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ or perhaps from Old English cwene ‘woman’ + tūn or an Old English personal name Cwēna + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Quentin (Manche) in France or possibly from Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont (Somme) the site of the martyrdom of Saint Quentin of Amiens a 3rd-century Roman missionary to Gaul. It is not certain that this surname survived into the modern period. French: from a pet form of the personal name Quintin (see also 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Quinto, Brinton, Hinton, Linton, Winton, Dunton, Quintin, Hunton

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Where is the Quinton family from?

You can see how Quinton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quinton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quinton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 329 Quinton families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Quinton's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quinton families in 1891.
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What did your Quinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quinton. 11% of Quinton men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Quinton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quinton were Farm Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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What is the average Quinton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Quinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Quinton in 1947 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

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