Type Surname (from location)
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Meaning & History
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").Also possibly a habitational surname from any of the numerous places named with this word, such as Quinto di Treviso (Treviso), Quinto Vicentino (Vicenza), Quinto Vercellese (Vercelli).