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Cantwell Family History

Cantwell Name Meaning
English: possibly a habitational name from Canwell in Staffordshire, named with either Old English canne ‘can’, ‘cup’ or the Old English personal name Cana + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The surname is common in Ireland as well as England.

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

238,708 Historical Documents with Cantwell on Ancestry
56,225 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,951 Military Records
5,829 Immigration Records
46,551 Census and Voter Lists
122,152 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cantwell Families

  • Number of Cantwell families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cantwell families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cantwell census records

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Cantwell Family Origin

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Cantwell Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Cantwell Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Cantwell census records

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Military Service by Cantwell

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