Cantu History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Cantu family

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.

Important Dates for the Cantu family

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Cantu Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cantu family (pre 1700)

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Cantu migration to the United States

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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Palazzago, Italy, in 1913
  • Rinaldo Cantu, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Paloizzago, Italy, in 1913
  • Violante Cantu, aged 7, who landed in America from Pastringo, Verona, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cantu (post 1700)

  • 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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