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Where did the English Cantley family come from? What is the English Cantley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cantley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cantley family history?The ancestors of the name Cantley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cantley family lived in the village of Cantley in either the counties of Norfolk or Yorkshire.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cantley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cantley include: Cantlay, Cantley, Cantele, Cantelay, Cantuli, Cantlie, Gantlet, Gantley and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cantley research. Another 344 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1379, 1452, 1500, 1581, 1626, 1790, 1797, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Cantley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cantley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cantley or a variant listed above:
Cantley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Cantley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cantley 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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