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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)



  • Norris Kantor, American Democrat politician, Parliamentarian of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969; Chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1969-70
  • Mickey Kantor, American politician, Secretary of Commerce, 1996-97
  • Kerry Kantor, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 5th District, 2000
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 13:16.

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