Canto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Canto family

The surname Canto was first found in Aragon an ancient Kingdom of Spain.

Early History of the Canto family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canto research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1420 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Canto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Canto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cañete, Canete, Canet, Caneta, Canette, Canetta, Canetons and many more.

Early Notables of the Canto family (pre 1700)

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Canto Ranking

In the United States, the name Canto is the 15,249th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Canto is ranked the 8,237th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Canto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Canto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando Del Canto, who arrived in America in 1813 [3]
  • Pablo Canto, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1841 [3]
  • Antonio Canto, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845 [3]
  • Leon Canto, who landed in New York in 1849 [3]
  • Lucie Canto, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Canto (post 1700) +

  • Ernesto Canto Gudiño (1959-2020), Mexican five-time gold medalist race walker
  • Canto A. Santoro, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, 1983


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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