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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.

Cantley Early Origins



The surname Cantley was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cantley Spelling Variations


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Cantley Spelling Variations



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.

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Cantley Early History


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Cantley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cantley research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1379, 1452, 1581, 1626, 1790, 1797, 1500 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Cantley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cantley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cantley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cantley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cantley, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Alexander Cantley who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cantley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cantley (post 1700)



  • Lewis C. Cantley (b. 1949), American cell biologist and biochemist, a professor in the Departments of Systems Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Sir Joseph Donaldson Cantley OBE, QC (1910-1993), English barrister and High Court judge, best known for being the judge in the trial of Jeremy Thorpe in 1979
  • Thomas Cantley (1857-1945), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Pictou, Nova Scotia (1925-1935)
  • Robert Cantley, British conservationist and Managing Director of Borneo Exotics, his company won a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011, and a Silver Gilt Medal in 2005

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 27 April 2015 at 08:39.

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