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Quintana Name Meaning

Spanish Catalan Asturian-Leonese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places large and small named Quintana from quintana ‘country house (originally having a tax liability of one fifth of the annual produce)’.

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


Similar surnames: Quintanar, Quintal, Quintela, Quinton, Quintanilla, Quinto, Fontana

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Where is the Quintana family from?

You can see how Quintana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quintana family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Quintana families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 593 Quintana families living in New Mexico. This was about 75% of all the recorded Quintana's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Quintana families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quintana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quintana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Quintana. 34% of Quintana men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Quintana women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quintana were Sheep Herder and Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Sheep Herder
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Quintana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quintana census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Quintana. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Quintana. For the veterans among your Quintana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quintana lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Quintana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Quintana in 1944 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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