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Kantor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Kantor family


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.

Early History of the Kantor family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Kantor family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kantor family to the New World and Oceana


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 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

Historic Events for the Kantor family



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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Citations


  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

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