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.
Early Origins of the Cantley family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Cantley family
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Cantley Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Cantley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cantley family to the New World and Oceana
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 United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cantley (post 1700)
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