Meaning and Origin of: Canto

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : topographic for someone who lived on a corner, canto ‘corner’ (from Latin cantus), or a habitational name from numerous places in Spain and Portugal named with this word.
  • Catalan (Cantó) : habitational name from any of the minor places in Catalonia named Cantó, from Catalancantó ‘stone’, derived from the pre-Latin form cant-.