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Coynetrill is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Coynetrill family lived in Lancashire. The family descend from a Norman noble who arrived from the area of Chantarel, Normandy with the 1066 invasion. The name is possibly derived from the Old French word chanterelle, which translates in English to a small bell.

Early Origins of the Coynetrill family


The surname Coynetrill was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Coynetrill family

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Early History of the Coynetrill family


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Coynetrill Spelling Variations

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Coynetrill Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cantrell, Cantrel, Cantrill, Cantril, Chantrell and many more.

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Early Notables of the Coynetrill family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Coynetrill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coynetrill family to Ireland

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Migration of the Coynetrill family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Coynetrill family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coynetrill or a variant listed above: William Cantrill who settled in Virginia in 1608, twelve years before the "Mayflower," was descended from Humphrey Cantrill from Woodley Wokingham. The family settled in Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York.

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The Coynetrill Motto

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The Coynetrill Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Propio vos sanguine pasco
Motto Translation: I feed you with kindred blood.


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