Quintana Family History

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Quintana Name Meaning

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). 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.

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


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

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Quintana Family Origin

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Quintana Family 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 US 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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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%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Quintana Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Quintana Life Expectancy

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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