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Origin and Meaning of Quartz

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Quartz
A form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), occurring in hexagonal crystals, which are commonly colorless and transparent, but sometimes also yellow, brown, purple, green, and of other colors; also in cryptocrystalline massive forms varying in color and degree of transparency, being sometimes opaque.

Note: ☞ The crystalline varieties include: amethyst violet; citrine and false topaz, pale yellow; rock crystal, transparent and colorless or nearly so; rose quartz, rosecolored; smoky quartz, smoky brown. The chief crypto-crystalline varieties are: agate, a chalcedony in layers or clouded with different colors, including the onyx and sardonyx; carnelian and sard, red or flesh-colored chalcedony; chalcedony, nearly white, and waxy in luster; chrysoprase, an apple-green chalcedony; flint hornstone basanite, or touchstone, brown to black in color and compact in texture; heliotrope, green dotted with red; jasper, opaque, red yellow, or brown, colored by iron or ferruginous clay; prase, translucent and dull leek-green. Quartz is an essential constituent of granite, and abounds in rocks of all ages. It forms the rocks quartzite ( quartz rock) and sandstone, and makes most of the sand of the seashore.

Etymology: G. quarz

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  1. A hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
  2. Colorless glass made of almost pure silica

German Quarz, from Middle High German twarc, probably from a West Slavic language (compare Czech tvrdý (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”), Russian твёрдый (tvjórdyj, “hard”)), from Old Church Slavonic тврьдъ (tvrĭdŭ, “firm”), from Proto-Slavic *tvьrdъ.

  1. (mineralogy) The most abundant mineral on the earth's surface, of chemical composition silicon dioxide, SiO2. It occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous. Found in every environment.

quartz was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Quartz

Jakie Quartz is a pop music singing. She was most prominent from 1981 to 2003. Jakie was given the name Jacqueline Cuchet on July 31st, 1955.


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Popularity of Quartz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Quartz U.S.
  White 83.58% 64.26%
  African American 3.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Quartz

People with the last name Quartz are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Quartz

  • How Popular is the name Quartz? As a last name Quartz was the 127,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Quartz? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Quartz was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Quartz: Your name in reverse order is Ztrauq. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zutqar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Quartz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134 people with the last name Quartz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Quartz? Quartz is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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