Canty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Canty family

The surname Canty was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when John Gameday held estates in the county. The name was originally Gandow.

Alternatively, the name could have been Norman in origin and in this case, the name was from Candé, near Blois. "Nicholas Candie occurs in Normandy, 1195 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae)" [1]

Important Dates for the Canty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canty research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1619 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Canty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Canty Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Canty family name include Gandy, Gandey, Gameday, Candy, Candey, Ganty, Canty and many more.

Early Notables of the Canty family (pre 1700)

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Canty migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Canty surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Canty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Martha Canty, who settled in South Carolina between 1670 and 1674
Canty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Canty, who landed in Cuba in 1819
  • Flora Canty, who died in Massachusetts in 1853
  • Mathilde Canty, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Pierre Canty, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Ann Canty, who settled in Albany, NY in 1854-1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Canty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bridget Canty, who arrived in Vermont in 1836-1914

Canty migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Canty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Canty, who settled in Quebec in 1804
  • John Canty, who went New Brunswick between 1833 and 1838
  • Cornelius Canty, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Denis Canty, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Nelly Canty, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canty migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Canty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Canty, British convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Ellen Canty, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" [4]

Canty migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Canty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Canty, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Miss. Agnes Canty, (b. 1838), aged 22, British cook travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Canty (post 1700)

  • Kevin Canty (b. 1953), American author of novels and short stories
  • Amanda Ashley Canty (b. 1986), American actress, known for her roles in Betrayal (2011), Awol (2011) and Actor (2013)
  • Marcus Canty (b. 1991), American R&B and soul singer and dancer
  • Marietta Canty (1905-1986), American movie actress, known for her roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Father's Little Dividend (1951) and Father of the Bride (1950)
  • Brendan Canty (b. 1966), American drummer
  • Dominique Danyell Canty (b. 1977), American professional basketball player
  • Chris Canty, American former defensive back
  • Kevin Canty, American author
  • Judy Canty (1931-2016), Australian athlete who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Kevin Canty (b. 1986), Irish hurler
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Canty family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. William D Canty (b. 1916), English Yeoman of Signals serving for the Royal Navy from Battersea, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. John Daniel Canty, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [7]

Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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