Quaintrell Family Genealogy Forum
IGI shows Frank William Dundee Quaintrell born 22 May 1861 and bap. 30 Jun 1867 at St. Pancras in London, son of Frank William Dundee Quaintrell and Jane. The birth was registered in the June qtr of 1861 as just Frank William Quaintrell. The surname seems to occur most commonly in Cornwall. Cannot find Frank and Jane in Census records that are immediately available to me, but found a Frank Quintrell aged 19 in 1881, a warehouseman at a London drapery, born at Southsea in Hampshire. Don't know if this is the same person. I haven't found any reference to the surname Quaintrell or variations in my family, but my G.G.Grandmother was Harriet Elizabeth DUNDEE, and had a brother Frank William DUNDEE. He was born in 1828 in London the son of William DUNDEE (Capt. 62nd Reg)and Elizabeth GIBSON. Frank was also an Officer, his final rank being a Major in the 31st Foot. Frank married twice, firstly in 1855 to Sarah WILLIAMS who died in 1859, and secondly to Ellen Sophia BAKER in 1861. There was no issue from the first marriage, but 3 children from the second, William, Marion and Frank. The combination of names may just be a coincidence, but I am going to get a copy of Frank Q's birth cert to verify his fathers name and check occupation. His father would be probably close in age to my Frank and I may just find family I never knew I had! I have found it quite common in my family for children to be named after family friends and commanding officers (including surnames), and even have one named after the troopship he was born on! As a matter of interest, the Dundee name IS a dead giveaway with all generations of my family, and we have continued to give it as a second middle name to the present day. Ours is not of Scots origin as you would imagine - the family were French Huguenots who went to England in 1690 after the edict was revoked, and the name was originally Donde. I will let you know if the birth cert turns up any interesting info.
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