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Cantrell Family History

Cantrell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330, from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.English: diminutive of Canter.French: nickname for someone who liked to sing.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Cantrell Families

  • Number of Cantrell families
     223 - 444
     75 - 222
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cantrell families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cantrell families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cantrell Family Origin

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Cantrell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cantrell

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Cantrell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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