Cantlin Family History
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Cantlin Name Meaning
Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy and Picardy, France, named Canteloup or Canteleu, from Old Norman French cante(r) ‘to sing’ + lou, leu ‘wolf’. These appear originally to have been grimly humorous names denoting settlements where the wolves could be heard howling in the uncleared woods around. Compare Italian Cantalupo.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Carlin, Cantin, Canton, Cantley, Dantin, Captain, Gatlin, Catlin