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The surname Cantu was first found in Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia), where the ancient ancestors of the Cantu family once lived. The name Cantu means "circular," or "rolling stone." The name is most likely toponymic in origin, meaning that it was taken from a geographic feature near the family's home; in this case, the family probably lived near a round and prominent rock.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cantu, Cantuti and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cantu research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cantu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cantu Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Plutareo Cantu, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895

Cantu Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Cantu, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Milan, Italy, in 1905
  • Angelo Cantu, aged 23, who settled in America from Carbonara, Italy, in 1912
  • Francesco Cantu, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Palazzago, Italy, in 1913
  • Rinaldo Cantu, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Paloizzago, Italy, in 1913
  • Violante Cantu, aged 7, who landed in America from Pastringo, Verona, in 1916
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  • Norma V. Cantu (b. 1954), American civil rights lawyer and educator
  • Homaro Cantu (b. 1976), American inventor, entrepreneur, chef, and gastronomer
  • Jorge Luis Cantú (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Cesare Cantú (1804-1895), Italian historian and novelist
  • Rolando Cantu (b. 1981), Mexican football player
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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    The Cantu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cantu 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.

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