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Where did the English Canter family come from? What is the English Canter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Canter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Canter family history?The Canter family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a choirmaster. Checking further we found the name was derived from the word cantor, the Latin word for precentor. The name could have also come from the Old English word gaunter which was the trade name of a glover, or one who makes gloves.
Canter has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Caunter, Canter, Ganter, Gaunter, Cantor, Cantour, Cauntor and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canter research. Another 383 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1273, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Canter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Canter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Canters to arrive on North American shores:
Canter Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Canter Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Canter Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Canter Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quam non terret hyems
Motto Translation: Which winger does not nip with cold.
The Canter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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