Submitted Surnames Starting with Q

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QARAYEV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Garayev.
QASSAB     Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
QUAAS     German
Nickname for a big eater, from Middle Low German quās meaning "guzzling", "feasting".
QUADE     Irish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.... [more]
QUADERER     German
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
QUAID     Irish
Reduced form of McQuaid.
QUAN     Chinese
Of the Quan village
QUANDT     German, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
QUANTRELL     English
From a medieval nickname for an elegantly or flamboyantly dressed person (from Middle English quointerel "dandy, fop", from quointe "known, knowledgeable, crafty, elegant").
QUARRY     English
From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. ... [more]
From a medieval nickname for a very dextrous person, or for someone who habitually wore gloves (from Old French quatremains, literally "four hands"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Allan Quartermain, the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' (1886) and other adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard... [more]
Variant of Quartermain. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
QUARTZ     German
The name refers to the common mineral "quartz"
QUAST     German
habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) "tuft", "tassel", "brush", also "fool".
QUAYLE     English, Irish, Scottish, Manx
Meaning, "son of Paul." When the name originates from Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland it is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) Mac Phóil (Irish) Mac Phaayl (Manx) meaning "son of Pàil / Póil / Paayl"... [more]
QUENBY     English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.
QUENNELL     English
From the medieval female personal name Quenilla, from Old English Cwēnhild, literally "woman-battle". This was borne by Peter Quennell (1905-1993), a British poet, critic and historian.
QUERCIA     Italian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
QUESADA     Spanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén province. The place name is of uncertain derivation; there may be some connection with Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner", "tight spot".
QUETZ     German
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
QUEZADA     Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
QUICHOCHO     Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
QUILL     Irish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree. The Coill clan are believed to be a bardic family from Munster, particularly Kerry and Cork... [more]
QUILLE     Irish
Variation of Quill.
QUILTY     Irish
QUIN     English
Variant of Quinn.
QUINENE     Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
QUINLEY     English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish McQuinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
QUINTO     Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
QUIROGA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
QUISLING     Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
QUIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
QURESHI     Muslim, Pakistani, Urdu, Sindhi
From the name قريش‎‎ (Quraysh), referring to a mercantile tribe that historically controlled the city of Mecca. In 2014, this was the 9th most common surname in Pakistan.
QURSAWI     Tatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".
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