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Canter Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Anglo-Norman French cant ‘song’, applied as an occupational name for a singer in a chantry or a nickname for someone who had a good voice or who sang a lot. Americanized spelling of Kanter or Kantor.

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


Similar surnames: Cater, Carter, Ganter, Cantor, Panter, Canner, Center, Colter

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Canter Family Origin

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Canter Family Occupations

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  • Potash Maker

    50%
  • Servant

    50%

In 1881, the most common Canter occupation in Canada was Potash Maker. 50% of Canter's were Potash Makers. Potash Maker and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Canter.

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Canter Historical Records

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Canter Life Expectancy

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