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Where did the German Canter family come from? What is the German 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?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kanter, Canter, Kante, Cante, Kant, Cant, Kahnt, Kantt, Cantt, Kanther, Kanters, Cantor (Latin), Kantor, Kanthor, Canthor, Kanthen and many more.
First found in Pomerania, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Arnold Cantor of Rostock in 1298, and Andreas Kanther of Stuttgart in 1498. The literal meaning of the name is the ecclesiastic position of cantor.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canter research. Another 188 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Canter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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 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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