Kantor Family History
Kantor Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor an official of a synagogue whose duty is to sing liturgical music and leads prayers from Latin cantor ‘singer’ a derivative of canere ‘to sing’. Hungarian (Kántor); Slovak (mainly Kántor); German Czech and Croatian: occupational name for a choirmaster or village schoolmaster from a word of Latin origin (see above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press