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Region of originWherstead, Suffolk
Other names
Alternative spellingQuersted, Querstede

Quested is an English surname. It originated as a toponymic surname referring to Wherstead in the county of Suffolk. Variant spellings include Quersted and Querstede. Early records of bearers of this surname include a John Querstede of Norfolk in the Close Rolls for 1376.

Data compiled by Patrick Hanks on the basis of the 2011 United Kingdom census and the Census of Ireland 2011 found 253 people with the surname Quested on the island of Great Britain and none on the island of Ireland. The 1881 United Kingdom census found 195 people with this surname, mostly in Kent.[1]

People with this surname include:


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Coates, Richard; McClure, Peter, eds. (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 2193. ISBN 9780192527479.


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