Last name: CANTRELL

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CANTRELL : This last name is indexed 50,383 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CANTRELL : 1: English (of Norman origin): from Old French canterelle chanterelle a diminutive of c(h)anteor ‘singer’. Compare Cantor. It was used as an alternative name for Chantecler the cock in medieval French versions of the folk story of Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renard).2: English: sometimes a variant of Quintrell.3: English: occasionally perhaps a habitational name from Cantrell in Devon early recorded as Canterhulle named from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.4: Altered form of French Cantrelle.

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