Kanter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kanter family

The surname Kanter was first found in Pomerania, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Arnold Cantor of Rostock in 1298, and Andreas Kanther of Stuttgart in 1498. The literal meaning of the name is the ecclesiastic position of cantor.

Important Dates for the Kanter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kanter research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Kanter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kanter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kanter, Canter, Kante, Cante, Kant, Cant, Kahnt, Kantt, Cantt, Kanther, Kanters, Cantor (Latin), Kantor, Kanthor, Canthor, Kanthen and many more.

Early Notables of the Kanter family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kanter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kanter family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Kant, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kanter (post 1700)

  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter (b. 1943), American professor of management, consultant and writer
  • Hal Kanter (b. 1918), American writer, director and actor, he was an executive producer on the TV show 'All in the Family' and head writer for 'Bob Hope'
  • Samuel A. Kanter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964 [1]
  • Norman C. Kanter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1962 [1]
  • Kate B. Kanter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928 [1]
  • Julian P. Kanter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [1]
  • Judith Kanter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [1]
  • Herschel Kanter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996 [1]
  • Edward Kanter, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1857; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876 [1]
  • Carl Irwin Kanter (b. 1932), prominent New York City lawyer

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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