Quince

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Quince

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     Greek
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  • According to a user from United States, the name Quince is of Greek origin and means "Brave and Fearless".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Quince
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  1. The fruit of a shrub (Cydonia vulgaris) belonging to the same tribe as the apple. It somewhat resembles an apple, but differs in having many seeds in each carpel. It has hard flesh of high flavor, but very acid, and is largely used for marmalade, jelly, and preserves.
  2. [Bot] a quince tree or shrub.

Etymology: Prob. a pl. from OE. quyne coin, OF. coin cooin, F. coing, from L. Cydonius a quince tree, as adj., Cydonian, Gr. � Cydonian, � � a quince, fr. � Cydonia, a city in Crete, � the Cydonians. Cf. Quiddany

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  1. Aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
  2. Small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
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Borrowing from Old French cooing (modern coing), from Late Latin cotōneum, from mālum cotōneum, a variant of mālum Cydonium (“Cydonian apple”), translating Ancient Greek μήλον κυδώνιον (mḗlon kudṓnion).

  1. The pear-shaped fruit of a small tree of the rose family, Cydonia oblonga.
  2. The deciduous tree bearing such fruit, native to Asia.

quince was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Galician, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Quince

Quince was born in 1940 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Quince was born on August 29th, 1883 in Danville, Ohio. Quince is also known as Banbury, John Quincy; Banbury, and J. Q.. He breathed his last breath on January 23rd, 1956.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Quince

Will Quince is a for Colchester and Member of parliament. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Will was born on December 27th, 1982 in Buckinghamshire.

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Peggy A. Quince is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, and Chief Justice of theSupreme Court of Florida. Her career lasted from 2008 to 2010. Peggy was born on January 3rd, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Antoinette was born in 1896. She breathed her last breath in 1979.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1906 6 0 6
1913 6 0 6
1914 6 0 6
1915 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1917 7 0 7
1918 9 0 9
1920 12 0 12
1923 8 0 8
1924 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 8 0 8
1927 6 0 6
1928 10 0 10
1929 8 0 8
1930 5 0 5
1932 7 0 7
1933 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1936 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1941 6 0 6
1942 8 0 8
1945 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1949 7 0 7
1950 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 7 0 7
1957 11 0 11
1958 7 0 7
1959 6 0 6
1960 6 0 6
1963 12 0 12
1964 14 0 14
1965 11 0 11
1968 14 0 14
1969 5 0 5
1971 13 0 13
1972 7 0 7
1973 10 0 10
1974 6 0 6
1976 9 0 9
1977 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1979 5 0 5
1981 7 0 7
1983 5 0 5
1985 13 0 13
1986 5 0 5
1987 6 0 6
1988 6 0 6
1989 5 0 5
1990 6 0 6
1991 7 0 7
1993 7 0 7
1997 5 0 5
1998 7 0 7
1999 8 0 8
2000 7 0 7
2001 7 0 7
2002 5 0 5
2005 10 0 10
2006 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5
2009 8 0 8
2010 8 0 8
2011 5 0 5
2013 11 0 11
2015 5 0 5
2016 5 0 5
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Quince U.S.
  White 27.32% 64.26%
  African American 66.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

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People with the last name Quince are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Quince

  • How Popular is the name Quince? Quince is the 15,501st most popular name of all time. As a last name Quince was the 37,544th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Quince have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 543 babies born with the first name Quince in the United States. That's more than enough people named Quince to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Quince? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Quince first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Quince is Sunday, October 8th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Quince born? The highest recorded use of the first name Quince was in 1964 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Quince: Your name in reverse order is Ecniuq. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Qcunie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Quince? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 593 people with the last name Quince.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Quince? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Quince as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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