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Kantor Early Origins



The surname Kantor 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.

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Kantor Spelling Variations


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Kantor 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.

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Kantor Early History


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Kantor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kantor research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Kantor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kantor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kantor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kantor 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kantor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kantor (post 1700)



  • Jodi Kantor (b. 1975), American journalist whose articles primarily concern cultural phenomena and politics
  • Michael "Mickey" Kantor (b. 1939), American politician and lawyer who was from 1996 to 1997, the 31st United States Secretary of Commerce
  • MacKinlay Kantor (1904-1977), American novelist and screenwriter who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956
  • Norris Kantor, American Democrat politician, Parliamentarian of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969; Chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1969-70 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mickey Kantor, American politician, Secretary of Commerce, 1996-97 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kerry Kantor, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 5th District, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990), Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer and theater, director renowned for his revolutionary theatrical performances in Poland and abroad
  • Istvan Kantor (b. 1949), Hungarian born Canadian performance and video artist awarded the Canadian Governor General's Award in Visual and Media arts in 2004

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Kantor Historic Events


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Kantor Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Sinai Kantor (d. 1912), aged 34, Russian Second Class passenger from Vitebsk, Russia who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mrs. Miriam Kantor, (née Sternin), aged 24, Russian Second Class passenger from Vitebsk, Russia who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Kantor Family Crest Products


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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Kantor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kantor 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.

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