Cantrell Family History
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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