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Cantwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Cantwell come from when the family resided in Kentwell, in the county of Suffolk. Kentwell dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Kanewella, part of the lands held by Frodo, the Abbot's Brother. "Aelfgar held Kentwell freely under Siward of Maldon as a manor with 2 carucates of land with Soke. There were thereon at that time 7 villans, and afterwards, and now 4 villans." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today, Kentwell Hall is a stately home in Long Melford, Suffolk and is used for numerous film and television productions, However, it does date back to presumably the manor mentioned in the Domesday Book but in a very different form. Kentwell Hall was owned later by Galleus from 1145 to 1148. In the early 13th century, records show that Sir Gilbert de Kentewell held the manor, but by 1252 had been granted by King Henry III to Sir William de Valence.


Early Origins of the Cantwell family


The surname Cantwell was first found in Suffolk where the earliest records were in the year 1273 when Gilbert de Kentwelle was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls. This is presumed to be the senior line of the family name but they held a family seat there from a very early date, probably the 10th century.

Early History of the Cantwell family


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Cantwell Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cantwell has been recorded under many different variations, including Cantwall, Cantwell, Cantwel, Kantwell, Kentwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Cantwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cantwell family to Ireland


Some of the Cantwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cantwell family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cantwell or a variant listed above:

Cantwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cantwell, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Edmd Cantwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1659 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ann Cantwell, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mary Cantwell, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mary Cantwell, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1685

Cantwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cantwell, aged 19, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Cantwell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Cantwell, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mrs. W B Cantwell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Cantwell, who landed in Ohio in 1861 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cantwell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Richard Cantwell U.E. who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Cantwell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jeffery Cantwell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833

Cantwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donna Cantwell, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • James Cantwell, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Patrick Cantwell, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Cantwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Cantwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Elizabeth Cantwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Eliza Cantwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

Contemporary Notables of the name Cantwell (post 1700)


  • Mary Cantwell (1930-2000), American journalist and novelist
  • Benjamin Caldwell "Ben" Cantwell (1902-1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1927 to 1937
  • Robert Emmett Cantwell (1908-1978), American novelist and critic, best known for his work The Land of Plenty (1934, 1971)
  • Maria E Cantwell (b. 1958), American politician, Senator from the state of Washington (2001-)
  • Christian Cantwell (b. 1980), American six-time gold medalist shot putter
  • John Joseph Cantwell (1874-1947), American clerygman, first archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Major General John Patrick Cantwell AO DSC, retired senior Australian Army officer
  • Jonathan Cantwell (b. 1982), Australian professional road bicycle racer
  • Lesley Cantwell (1987-2013), New Zealand gold medalist racewalker at the 2013 Oceania Athletics Championships
  • Graham Cantwell, Irish film and television director
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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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