Kenter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kenter family

The surname Kenter 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 Kenter family

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

Kenter 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 Kenter family (pre 1700)

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


United States Kenter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kenter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Kenter, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Kenter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Kenter, who landed in Texas in 1866 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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