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Origins of the Quest surname

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About the Quests

We have a total number of 2028 records for people with the last name Quest.

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Where do most Quests live?

In 1921, most Quests lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Quests

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,640 records for the Quest surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Quests most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Quest first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Quests

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Quests in 1921
Domestic Servant




Cook Domestic




At Home


Common Male occupations for Quests in 1921
China Clay Labourer


Clay Labourer


Agricultural Labourer






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