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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. keen-TEH-ro  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Habitational name from a location in Galicia named Quintero, from Galician quinteiro meaning "farmstead, square, plaza". Alternately, it may be derived from Spanish quinto meaning "fifth", possibly used as a name for a renter of quintas (a type of wine-growing estate).
Added 3/28/2017 by Sofia
Edited 9/7/2020 by HL