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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


Similar surnames: Cantwell, Carrell, Cottrell, Cartmell, Castell, Carel, Cantarella

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Cantrell Family Origin

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Cantrell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Cantrell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Cantrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cantrell. A less common occupation for the Cantrell family was Farm Laborer.

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