The Cantle name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Kentwell
, in the county of Suffolk
. Kentwell dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Kanewella, part of the lands held by Frodo, the Abbot's Brother. "Aelfgar held Kentwell freely under Siward of Maldon as a manor with 2 carucates of land with Soke. There were thereon at that time 7 villans, and afterwards, and now 4 villans." CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today, Kentwell Hall is a stately home in Long Melford, Suffolk
and is used for numerous film and television productions, However, it does date back to presumably the manor mentioned in the Domesday Book
but in a very different form. Kentwell Hall was owned later by Galleus from 1145 to 1148. In the early 13th century, records show that Sir Gilbert de Kentewell held the manor, but by 1252 had been granted by King Henry III to Sir William de Valence.
Early Origins of the Cantle family
The surname Cantle was first found in Suffolk
where the earliest records were in the year 1273 when Gilbert de Kentwelle was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
. This is presumed to be the senior line of the family name but they held a family seat
there from a very early date, probably the 10th century.
Early History of the Cantle family
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Cantle Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cantle has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cantwall, Cantwell, Cantwel, Kantwell, Kentwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cantle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cantle family to Ireland
Some of the Cantle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 359 words (26 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cantle family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cantle were among those contributors: John Cantwell settled in Virginia in 1623; Mary Cantwell settled in Pennsylvania in 1685; Edward, Joseph, Leonard, Mathias, Michael, and Patrick all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..