Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.