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The name Ganter finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a choirmaster. Checking further we found the name was derived from the word cantor, the Latin word for precentor. The name could have also come from the Old English word gaunter which was the trade name of a glover, or one who makes gloves.

Ganter Early Origins



The surname Ganter was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ganter Spelling Variations


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Ganter 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. Ganter has been recorded under many different variations, including Caunter, Canter, Ganter, Gaunter, Cantor, Cantour, Cauntor and many more.

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Ganter Early History


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Ganter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganter research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1273, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Ganter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ganter 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 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 Ganter or a variant listed above:

Ganter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lester Ganter who arrived in New England in 1635

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganter (post 1700)



  • Fred Ganter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1954
  • Edward J. Ganter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944
  • Robert Ganter (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Bernard Jacques Ganter (1928-1993), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Amy Kim Ganter (b. 1980), American author and illustrator
  • Allan Ganter, former Australian Olympic figure skater

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Motto


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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: Quam non terret hyems
Motto Translation: Which winger does not nip with cold.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Ganter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganter 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 12:43.

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