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The name Cantrill was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cantrill family lived in Lancashire. The family descend from a Norman noble who arrived from the area of Chantarel, Normandy with the 1066 invasion. The name is possibly derived from the Old French word chanterelle, which translates in English to a small bell.

Cantrill Early Origins



The surname Cantrill was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cantrill Spelling Variations


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Cantrill Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Cantrell, Cantrel, Cantrill, Cantril, Chantrell and many more.

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Cantrill Early History


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Cantrill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cantrill research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Cantrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cantrill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cantrill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cantrill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cantrill In Ireland


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Cantrill In Ireland



Some of the Cantrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Cantrill or a variant listed above:

Cantrill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cantrill who settled in Virginia in 1608, twelve years before the "Mayflower," was descended from Humphrey Cantrill from Woodley Wokingham

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cantrill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cantrill (post 1700)



  • James Edwards Cantrill (1839-1908), American Captain in the Confederate States Army Cavalry, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1879-1883)
  • James Campbell Cantrill (1870-1923), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1909-1923)
  • Andrew Cantrill, British-born organist and choral director, active in New Zealand and the United States, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Corinne Cantrill AM (b. 1928), Australian filmmaker, academic, composer and author who works with her husband Arthur
  • Arthur Cantrill AM (b. 1938), Australian filmmaker, academic, composer and author who works with his wife Corinne

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Cantrill Historic Events


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Cantrill Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Joshua Cantrill (b. 1919), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Propio vos sanguine pasco
Motto Translation: I feed you with kindred blood.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Cantrill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cantrill 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 2 December 2016 at 07:49.

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