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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name from a place called Cantin, in Nord.
  • French : spelling variant of Quantin, from the Old French personal name Quentin, Quintin (from Latin Quintinus, a derivative of Quintus ‘fifth-born’).
  • French : A family called Quentin or Cantin, from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec city in 1660. Huguenots called Cantin, Cantine, Quantin, from Saintonge, France, settled in New Rochelle, NY.