The origins of the Gantle name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Cantley in either the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Gantle family
The surname Gantle was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gantle family
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Gantle Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gantle were recorded, including Cantlay, Cantley, Cantele, Cantelay, Cantuli, Cantlie, Gantlet, Gantley and many more.
Early Notables of the Gantle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gantle family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gantle family emigrate to North America: Alexander Cantley who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852.