English: 1. habitational name from any of the places, for example in Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Birmingham, named in Old English as cwēn tūn, from Old English as ‘the queen's settlement’. Compare Kingston. 2. from the Old French personal name Quentin, Quintin (see Quintin). 3. (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in northern France named for St. Quentin of Amiens, a 3rd-century Roman missionary to Gaul, for example Saint-Quentin in La Manche or Saint-Quentinen-Tourmont in Somme, the site of his martyrdom.