Quintilla's Name Day

This year Quintilla's Name day was on 31st October 2014

Quintilla is derived : from the Latin, 'a fifth child' or after the Roman tribe of the Quintii; Quintilla has a name day of 31st October and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Quentin

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Quentin has the following symbols associated

  • A broken wheel
  • Iron spits
  • A saltire cross (X)

Historically Famous Quintillas

St Quentin was martyred sometime around 300 in the French town that bears his name, although nothing certain about him is known. Some think that he was the son of a Roman senator and was an officer in the Roman army before forsaking. his wealth and position to become a missionary to Gaul. The symbols associated With him all refer to the many tortures he was said to have suffered but why he is patron of bombadiers, chaplains, locksmiths, tailors and porters is a mystery. Perhaps he should be a patron of all prisoners, for it is said that he was once released from prison by an angel.

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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