Donald William Quinton

Male13 July 1937–17 September 2000

Brief Life History of Donald William

Donald William Quinton was born on 13 July 1937, in Colac, Victoria, Australia as the son of Norman Frederick Quinton and Rose Elsie Hawkins. He died on 17 September 2000, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 63.

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Norman Frederick Quinton
Rose Elsie Hawkins
Donald William Quinton

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    World Events (3)


    Age 2

    Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.


    Age 3

    Australia declares war on Italy.


    Age 3

    Communist Party of Australia is outlawed.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Quentin, Quintin (Latin Quintinus, a suffixed form of quintus ‘fifth’), popular in France from the cult of Saint Quentin of Amiens, and brought to England by the Normans. The surname was altered to Quinton by association with the placenames in 2 below.

    English: habitational name from from any of three places called Quinton (Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire) or from Quainton (Buckinghamshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English cwēn ‘queen’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, or perhaps from Old English cwene ‘woman’ + tūn or an Old English personal name Cwēna + Old English connective -ing- + tūn.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Quentin (Manche) in France or possibly from Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont (Somme), the site of the martyrdom of Saint Quentin of Amiens, a 3rd-century Roman missionary to Gaul. It is not certain that this surname survived into the modern period.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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