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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name. is a directory of Professional Genealogists, Ancestry and Family Tree Researchers.

Surname Origin Meaning
Quackenboss Holland Dutch Quickenbosch, a thicket, a grove of roan-tree, mountain-ash, a species of service-tree
Quentin Latin Latin Quintus, the fifth, a name given to the fifth son
Quigly Celtic Gaelic Cuigealach, of or belonging to a distaff or hand rock
Quin Locality Locality Quin, a village in Clare county, Ireland
Quinn Ireland Irish Gaelic Coinn descendant of Conn
Quintin Latin Latin Quintus, the fifth, a name given to the fifth son

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