National Quinton Day – March 4, 2023

National Quinton Day takes place on March 4. Quinton is a British masculine name with a long history and meaning. This term, derived from the Old English words ‘cwen’ and ‘tun,’ is used to refer to the queen’s settlement. With a name like this, what better way to teach babies that they deserve the finest at home? Quinton also has a Latin origin that means ‘fifth,” which may be amusing if the newborn is greeted by elder siblings. One possible drawback is its resemblance to the girls’ names Kristin and Kirsten, which may lead to misspellings and the possibility of misunderstanding. Quinton has dropped in the ranks in recent years, but it remains an enticing option for a name.

History of National Quinton Day

Quinton is a name that arrived in England during the 11th-century wave of migration triggered by the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name Quinton is derived from St. Quinton, also known as St. Quentin, a third-century missionary in Gaul. Personal names originating from saints, apostles, biblical characters, and missionaries are common in most Christian and European nations.

Another variant of the name is Quintan, used as a surname in Normandy. The Quentins of Coupigny arrived from Brittany and settled in Marigny, near Coutances, in 1450. The Court of Aids of Rouen acknowledged and validated Roger Quentin’s claim to rank among the elder nobility of the Duchy in 1605.

The surname Quinton was originally discovered in Cumberland. During the reign of the Court of Lion, Richard de Quintine was Abbot of Furness in Cumberland.

A certain Sir Herbert de St. Quintin of Norman origin appeared on the Battle Abbey Roll. He came from Lower Picardy, where the major town is named St. Quintin. Later, branches of the family were discovered in Essex and Dorset. Another branch of the family was discovered in the parish of Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Another early branch of the family was discovered in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Lowthorp. The family used to own a historic hall there, but it was demolished in 1826.

The variations of Quinton include Quentin, Quintan, Quintin, Quinn, and Quincy. In pop culture, people with these variant names are few and rare in between; some examples are the award-winning director Quentin Tarantino, the actress Quinn Shephard, the fictional obsessive mother Love Quinn, the sweet-sounding “Glee” main character Quinn Fabray, and the famous comic book character Harley Quinn.

National Quinton Day timeline

1834
The Chief Commissioner of Assam

James Wallace Quinton, an Irish chief commissioner of Assam, is born in Enniskillen to a wine merchant.

1917
The English Football Player

Walter Quinton, an English professional footballer, is born.

1950
The American Acting Director

Brigadier-General Alfred Bixby Jr. Quinton becomes the Acting Director of Industrial Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense.

1972
Prix d’Europe

Karen Quinton, a Canadian pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, wins the Prix d’Europe study grant.

National Quinton Day FAQs

Is Quinton a common surname?

Quinton has never been a very well-known name.

What are some of Quinton's nicknames?

Nicknames for Quinton include Quin, Quinn, Quinnie, Quinny, Quint, Quintie, and Quinty.

What is the correct way to say Quinton?

Break down ‘Quinton’ into sounds: [KWIN] + [TUHN]. Speak themout loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can make them consistently.

National Quinton Day Activities

  1. Search for the origin of your name

    Are you in the dark about what your name means? Take this chance to know more about your name. Look at blogs and videos, and you can even ask your parents why you have this name.

  2. Share what your name means

    Quinton is a rare name, and even its variants are hard to find. However, it has a long history, so help people learn more about it on social media. Everyone has a story to tell!

  3. Connect with other Quintons on social media

    Social media is a fantastic and simple method to network. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter allow you to network with other Quintons to celebrate.

5 Fun Facts Anything About The Name Quinton

  1. Naming chart mainstay

    Quinton has been on the male naming charts in the United States since the early 1900s.

  2. Latin meaning

    Quinton also has a Latin origin that means "fifth," which may be amusing if given to a fifth child.

  3. A habitational name

    Quinton is a habitational name derived from any of the northern French towns named after St. Quentin of Amiens, a 3rd-century Roman missionary to Gaul, such as Saint-Quentin in La Manche or Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont in Somme, the site of his martyrdom.

  4. It’s international presence

    Between 1840 and 1920, the Quinton family name was found in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Scotland.

  5. Census records

    There are 46,000 census records for the surname Quinton, while there are about 7,300 who have it as their first name.

Why We Love National Quinton Day

  1. It lets you see the bigger picture

    The Quinton family name is centuries-old. By looking back at its history, you can perceive the larger picture of how its members carried on the family name.

  2. It can inspire you

    The name Quinton is rare, but there have been distinguished people named Quinton throughout history. Maybe knowing that will inspire you to make a name for yourself, too!

  3. Quinton is intuitive and idealistic

    The name Quinton is associated with having a strong sense of idealism and intuition. They possess a distinct and remarkable will that inspires them to brighten the world around them.

National Quinton Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 4Saturday
2024March 4Monday
2025March 4Tuesday
2026March 4Wednesday
2027March 4Thursday

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