Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Cantley in either the counties of Norfolk or Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Gantlett family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Gantlett family
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Gantlett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gantlett have been found, including Cantlay, Cantley, Cantele, Cantelay, Cantuli, Cantlie, Gantlet, Gantley and many more.
Early Notables of the Gantlett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gantlett family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gantlett, or a variant listed above:
Gantlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gantlett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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