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Type Surname (from nickname & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsQuetel, Kwestel, Questell, Queste, Quest

Meaning & History

The surname Questel was first found in Normandy. Currently, Questel is the most commonly occurring last name in Saint-Barthélemy, a French island in the Caribbean Sea.

The meaning is unclear, however it appears to originate from the Latin word 'questus', meaning to complain. It is possible therefore that it was originally a medieval nickname, either for somebody who continually complained, or an occupational name for one who handled complaints.

Variants include Quest.

People historically bearing this sur name include:
Charles-Auguste Questel (1807-1888), French academic architect and teacher
Mae Questel (1912-1998), American comedy actress
Added 8/30/2023 by LegendaryMyth