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Quinton is a place name, a surname or a masculine given name.

The place name originates from Old English cwen "queen" or cwene "woman" and tun "farmstead, estate".[1][2]

The English surname and given name may originate from the English place name Quinton. The French surname Quinton [kɛ̃tɔ̃] is a common surname[3] and a former given name. It is a variant form of Quenton [kɑ̃tɔ̃], itself from Quentin, Quintin with a usual replacement of the suffix -in (such as in the surnames Quintard, Quintier) by -on, suffix commonly used in the French given names (e. g. Marion, Yvon) and surnames (e.g. Creton, Crinon, Bricon, etc.)[4]

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Quinton Binns, American PBA



  1. ^ Chinn, Carl. "Our Patron". Quinton Local History Society. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  2. ^ "Quinton Family History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  3. ^ repartition of the birth with the surname "Quinton" in France, before WWI
  4. ^ Albert Dauzat, Noms et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980, édition revue et commentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet. p. 502b and 503a.


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