Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish, Catalan, Asturian-Leonese, and Galician: habitational
name from any of the numerous places, large and small, named Quintana,
from quintana ‘country house’ (originally having a tax
liability of one fifth of the annual produce).
of French Quintaine, from an Old French term denoting a post
for jousting practice, hence a nickname for one who was skilled at
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