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Where did the English Quint family come from? What is the English Quint family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quint family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quint family history?The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Among these were the ancestors of the Quint family, whose name 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.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Quinton, Quinten, Quintin, Quintyne, St. Quinton and others.
First found in Essex and Dorset 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quint research. Another 218 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1090 is included under the topic Early Quint History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Quint Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Quint or a variant listed above:
Quint Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Quint Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Quint Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quint 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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