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Canty Early Origins



The surname Canty was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when John Gameday held estates in the county. The name was originally Gandow.

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Canty Spelling Variations


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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.

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Canty Early History


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Canty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canty research. Another 149 words (11 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.

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Canty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canty Notables 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



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, landed in New York in 1854
  • Pierre Canty, aged 27, landed in New York in 1854
  • Ann Canty, who came to 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 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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Denis Canty, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Nelly Canty, aged 21, 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Canty, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"

Canty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Canty landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canty (post 1700)


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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.)

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Canty Historic Events


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Canty Historic Events




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 on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Daniel Canty, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. 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).
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    The Canty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canty 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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