Quintana

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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).
  2. variant of French Quintaine, from an Old French term denoting a post for jousting practice, hence a nickname for one who was skilled at this.
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