This year Quintin's Name day is on 31st October 2014
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 Quintins
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.